"I hope to keep everybody working. It's Christmas."
- developer Brian O'Neill,
on a holdup in state funding
for construction of his Philadelphia Regional Produce Market
"Despite the current problems in Atlantic City, I continue to have great faith in the city's future."
- Carl Icahn, who agreed
to buy most of bankrupt
Resorts Inc.'s bank debt
"There's no sugarcoating it. It's another poor result for the Atlantic City casinos."
- casino consultant Joe Weinert, on a double-digit decline in November casino revenue
"The failure of consumers to turn up to the party will be the main reason why the overall economic recovery will ultimately disappoint."
- economist Paul Dales
"We're going from the first global recession in 70 years to a tepid, but very real global growth story."
- market strategist
"I get to go through the security lines at the airport much more quickly. And I can take along more than 3 ounces of fluid if I want."
- Ben S. Bernanke,
on the benefits of being
Federal Reserve chairman
"This is not a broken promise, it is a pledge to do something right."
- General Motors Europe chief executive officer Nick Reilly, on why a restructuring plan will be announced in January, not as promised this month
"Each day there is new, somewhat negative information to this story, his brand takes a little hit."
- sports marketer Steve Rosner, on Tiger Woods
"It is a license for people who might want to be abusive, by guaranteeing them that they'll never be audited."
- U.S. Rep. Barney Frank
(D., Mass.), on small-company exemptions to
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act