First the US reform bill passes, then the earth quakes

By Andy Rice 16 July 2010

On Thursday the US Congress passed the financial reform bill, aimed at further regulating the financial industry to prevent a repeat of 2008's Lehman Brothers' collapse. Early on Friday morning Washington DC was hit by an earthquake. Sure, it was mild, measuring only 3.6 on the richter scale, but it's the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Washington. Coincidence? We think not.  Read more: MSNBC


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