Thanks everyone for a great chat.
I went out for some health food (Red Bull and a Milky Way) and was greeted by some protesters.
CAMBRIDGE (WBZ) â€• A protest at a Bank of America Tuesday in Cambridge ended up moving to a Citi Bank and eventually shut it down.
A group of about 50 people converged on the Bank of America in Harvard Square around noon to protest the bank’s investment practices.
The group then moved to a nearby Citi Bank, where four people chained themselves to the bank’s doors.
I must have arrived on the scene after they had cut the chains because the police were starting to arrest some of the protesters. I beat it out of there before the tear gas started raining down.
President Bush said Thursday that the country is not headed into a recession and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, rejected for now any additional stimulus efforts.
“We’ve acted robustly,” he said.
“We’ll see the effects of this pro-growth package,” Bush told reporters at a White House news conference. “I know there’s a lot of, here in Washington people are trying to – stimulus package two – and all that stuff. Why don’t we let stimulus package one, which seemed like a good idea at the time, have a chance to kick in?”
Bush’s view of the economy was decidely rosier than that of many economists, who say the country is nearing recession territory or may already be there.