This is basically genius:
Some sort of tax cut or earnings or money or something was reported in economic news this week in further evidence that a lot of financial- related things have been going on lately.
According to numerous articles and economics segments from major media outlets, experts on banks and such have become increasingly concerned over a new extension or rates or a proposal or compromise that could signal fewer investments, and dollars, and so on...
In addition, mutual funds, probably.
At the risk of sounding like a loser for expounding on an Onion story, I'm going to expound a bit on an Onion story.
This Onion story is funny! It's funny because it's true. And it's true because tax cuts and interest rates and stimulus bills are complicated stuff with boring numbers, so most people file under "Money Or Something In Recent Economic News."
But there's no reason why economic news has to be so nebulous or boring. Business journalism -- in print and on TV -- needs more clear journalism that says: Here's what it's all about, in English. Journalists are generally fixated on the next turn of the wheel in an ongoing business story, but it's often valuable to step back and describe the wheel, and why the wheel in the first place.