Social climbing is one of America's great traditions. For centuries, Jay Gatsbys and Anna Nicole Smiths have tried to glide up gilded ladders to infiltrate high society, some with more success than others.
Remember all that talk of U.S. stimulus measures? Today is the day that the Federal Reserve is expected to close off its stimulus program. That's kind of like taking off the training wheels and letting the U.S. economy ride along on its own.