Ben Bernanke says the economy will get better Real Soon Now (tm). This is the same Ben Bernanke who just a few weeks ago said the economy was getting worse and he didn't have a clue as to why.
Well, here's a theory: Rupert Murdoch paid negative $4.8 billion in taxes on profits of $10.4 billion. That's right, the U.S. government gave Murdoch $4.8 billion. [UPDATE: Reuters has retracted this report. See the comments for details.]
In other news, the state of California is going to close 50 state parks to help close the state's budget deficit. The move will save $19 million (with an M, not a B).
But we can't raise taxes on Murdoch because that would kill jobs.