GOOD DAY FOR: Drafting Wall Street, as Uncle Sam is undertaking an “I Want You”–style push for laid-off financial analysts. So far, about 400 of New York’s 23,000 sacked Wall Street professional have signed up for a federal job fair in the city later this month. The successful candidates will likely take hefty cuts from their previous jobs, but in return they’ll get a new level of job security. “Nothing pays as well as Wall Street,” said laid-off BB&T Capital Markets analyst Laura Richardson, but “there are no long-term guarantees on Wall Street.” (Bloomberg)
BAD DAY FOR: Energy independence, as cyberspies from China, Russia, and other countries have infiltrated the U.S. energy grid and installed software that could disrupt it, according to U.S. national security officials. The intrusions are reportedly widespread, not focused on any company or geographic region. (The Wall Street Journal)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016
- 8 secrets to steal from power networkers
- How to make classic pulled pork
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why is the West so afraid of Islam?
- The best places to find love — and lust — according to science
- The Nazi smart bomb that inspired China's most dangerous weapon
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- Don't vote for Andrew Cuomo
- Why GOP reformers are bound to fail
Subscribe to the Week