Expect Fed to take more giant steps

Commentary: 'Foreclosure plague will defy all solutions'

Offer "Happy New Year!" to a friend, and you’ll get, "Same to you," followed by an unprintable reference to 2008. Inquire about plans for 2009 — corporate or personal — and replies go like this:

"Ummm … I was thinking about adding another layer of sandbags to the bunker, maybe some wire, and … Hey, have you seen my helmet around here, anywhere?"