Spend Matters Friday Latte

Pressure to be appropriate for Appropriations.

Spending Posts Now a Liability for Lawmakers -- Membership on the Appropriations Committee used to be a first-class ticket to Congressional success, guaranteeing lucky lawmakers the ability to campaign on the federal money they had lavished on the folks back home. But the era of the appropriator appears to be on the wane.

Topshop owner asked to examine government spend management.

Sir Philip Green to examine government spending -- Billionaire Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has been asked to lead a review of government spending. Sir Philip, owner of clothing retailer Arcadia Group, will examine expenditure from the past three years to try to identify potential savings.


Google sued by Oracle over Android operating system -- Business software maker Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search engine giant of infringing patents on its technology. Oracle says Google infringed patents on its Java software while developing its Android operating system.


Philadelphia Housing Authority -- The mortgage foreclosure crisis has claimed an unlikely victim: Carl R. Greene, executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). Wells Fargo Bank has foreclosed on Greene's $615,035 condominium in the upscale Naval Square development in the city's Schuylkill section.

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