Wednesday reports released

The NYT reports on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

“The Republican members of the commission appointed by Congress to investigate the causes of the financial crisis plan to release on Wednesday a document that assigns government housing policies substantial blame for the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. “

Update from MG: Here is the Republicans’ primer on the commission report which we will not see until next year. They don’t call it a report.

Also in the NYT is an Dept. of Energy report on the rare earth situation:

“The United States is too reliant on China for minerals crucial to new clean energy technologies, making the American economy vulnerable to shortages of materials needed for a range of green products” reports the NYT.

So warns a detailed report released on Wednesday morning by the United States Energy Department.