Morning Money Links: Bernanke a step closer to a job in 2010; Citigroup makes a mess of TARP exit; SEC meets CDOs; if only you'd bought gramps' Iowa farm
--- For shareholders, Citigroup's attempt to exit TARP has been a bust.
--- Delayed reaction: The SEC is just now looking into the debacle of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
--- The great bull market of the decade, and it may have included actual bulls: Iowa farmland.
--- Year-end list of the day: Richard Bernstein's 10 predictions for 2010. Big time for small bank stocks?
-- Tom Petruno
Photo: Senators Christopher Dodd, left, and Richard Shelby during a Senate Banking Committee vote on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Brendan Hoffman / Bloomberg News