As the GOP nomination epic continues with wins for Rick Santorum in the South, Goldman Sachs winds up with another public relations disaster on its hands. Stress tests are conducted on the nations largest banks while health exchange regulations are finalized. This and more in this week’s Week In Pictures.
A voter leaves a polling place in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The South went to Rick Santorum as the protracted battle for the GOP nomination continues. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this March 10, 2012 photo, Alexis Lohse, right, hugs her daughter Emma Miller, 3, at their home in Fort Worth, Texas. When Lohse decided to go back to college, the mother of two was so worried about health insurance that she didn’t quit her job until finding the Women’s Health Program. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is directing state officials to begin looking for money to keep the Medicaid Women’s Health Program operating, even if the Obama administration revokes federal funding amid a fight over clinics affiliated with abortion providers. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Trader Matthias Roberts, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Strong February retail sales results drove U.S. stocks higher at the opening of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The California Public Employees Retirment System (CALPERS) lowered its investment target Thursday, March 15 for the first time in nearly a decade, adding millions of dollars in retirement costs to the state and its agencies. As states look at alternative investment options the secondary insurance market could potentially be one choice for struggling states. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)