Charles Schwab's Bad Computer Costs Customer $17,500

Has someone’s temerity ever cost you? How much? How about $17,500? Jeffrey writes:

FTC Forces Listing Services To Stop Blocking Discount Brokers

“The rules these brokers made drove up costs and reduced the choice for consumers, and they violated federal law,” Jeffrey Schmidt, director of the F.T.C.’s competition bureau, said in a statement.”

The News; Home-Wreckers

The News; Home-Wreckers

• Bernanke should commission Bob the Builder to sing them a cheer-up song. “Builders’ confidence lowest in 11 years” [CT]