My morning reads:

• What to Sell If Capital-Gains Taxes Rise (Barron’s)
• S&P 500 Gets 9% Cheaper (Bloomberg) but see Return of the Bear? (Points and Figures)
• Foreclosure Sales Flood Market (SmartMoney)
• China’s CIC Works on Funding Mechanism (WSJ)
• Stuck in Arbitration (NYT)
Ponying Up: How Much Have Big Banks Been Docked for the Financial Crisis? (ProPublica)
• How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web (Businessweek)
• State and Local Government Borrowing Constraints (Modeled Behavior)
• Criminal Libor Probe of Banks Is Under Way, U.S. Tells Judge (Bloomberg)
• Apple’s New iPad a Boon for Verizon? (WSJ) see also Apple Pinches Rivals, Unveils Newest iPad (Bloomberg)
• Malia and Sasha vs. Rush and Mitt (New Yorker) see also Rush Limbaugh and the poisoning of the GOP brand (Salon)

What are you reading?
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Clock Ticks on Buyout Debt

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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15 Responses to “Mid-Week AM Reads”

  1. Bynoceros says:

    Just read “Return of the Bear;” hard to take his argument seriously when he’s that intellectually dishonest about the Great Depression. To wit, it was precisely because the government reduced spending in the late 30′s that the depression was prolonged, not in spite of increased government spending.

    Also, “Obamavilles”? DERP.

  2. louiswi says:

    It has been heartbreaking to see the decline and fall of the Republican Party especially at the hands of the likes of Fats Limtard. I doubt if William F. Buckley was still alive he would have allowed that to happen. Recall in the 60′s it was Buckley who successfully stiff armed the likes of the John Birch Society who bore a great resemblance to the current crop of whackheads running the GOP.
    Speaking of Limtard, Barry, I know you are musically inclined and connected so I offer you a couple of titles that might be of interest to you or any other songwriters out there. Recall Limtard had a catchy song titled Barack the Magic Negro sung to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon that he was most proud of. A couple of titles that you can have to noodle on-Rush the Magic Doper or even better in light of his prurient interest Rush the Magic Wanker.

  3. SOP says:

    Obama (almost) says, “Peak Oil Production”

    Obama says concerned about global oil output

    “We are concerned about what’s happening in terms of production around the world, it’s not just what’s happening in the Gulf,” Obama said at a White House press conference.

    He was concerned about oil supply outages in South Sudan and other places, he added.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/06/us-usa-obama-energy-idUSTRE8251DW20120306

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    Africa is now leaving the ‘Age of Air Travel’ …

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9000#comment-877995

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    Total’s Upstream Chief Says Peak Oil Is Around The Corner

    Total’s view is unusual among big oil company execs.

    Even if they might agree with Total, oil execs are loathe to admit peak oil concerns publicly for fear that the countries that still hold large untapped resources (like Venezuela, Iran, and Russia — all places where Total has played) will extract higher rents from drillers who want in.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2012/03/06/ceraweek-totals-upstream-chief-says-peak-oil-is-around-the-corner/

  4. VennData says:

    Race Heads South, a Test for Romney

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204276304577265830230667936.html

    Hi Y’all, I’m Mitt.  I have never used contraception, me and the little women usually do hj’s …. cuz Rubbin’ is Racin’!

  5. dougc says:

    Lush Bimbo is the stereotypical modern conservative, avoided the draft. drug addict, divorced 4 times and laid on the couch drawing unemployment until it ran out. Talks about Reagan as though he was a god but didn’t even vote for him. Republican bow to him since he inspires the base to vote, remember he tells them he will do the thinking for them.

  6. MorticiaA says:

    Regarding Rush’s current kerfuffle: While I’m not a huge Obama fan (though I will probably shrug and vote for him anyway), I gotta say the timing of the contraception issue brought by the GOP and their Rush spokesman calls into question their motivation. Why are they bringing this up now?

    My guess is that no matter who the GOP candidate is in November, they still know they’re going to lose to Obama. Thus, they pick up a gut-moving topic (the economy is so boring) like contraception and run like hell with it.

    Typical Republican playbook.

  7. VennData says:

    Bill Maher: Accept Rush Limbaugh’s apology

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57392383-10391698/bill-maher-accept-rush-limbaughs-apology/

    Another media guy from The Left, putting money of principles. Old Media, Old Rule$, Same Ol’ same Ol’ Innoculating themselves for the virus for when they run off the rails.

    You want Capitalist media, you got it: Speech is Money, Corporations are people, Slavery is Freedom.

  8. willid3 says:

    that story about how much TBTF banks and wall street have paid for their transgressions would be a lot better if it also had how much the transgression cost us. but then seeing the trillions of dollars there would make their restitution look puny

  9. theexpertisin says:

    Is anyone shocked that home foreclosures are still grabbing a big slice of the real estate market?

    President Obama has really propelled forward since last week. Breitbart, gone. Limbaugh, neutered. Romney, being Romney and nothing better. Murdoch, a broadening scandel. Forget all of Obama’s shortcomings and failures. It seems like all he has to do is show up and mock the opposition to cruise for another four years. Hell of a way to lead the country, but it works for him.

  10. Jojo says:

    Hee hee. Looks like SOP didn’t properly terminate his HTML bold tag, which made every following post appear in bold. WP shouldn’t allow this to happen.

  11. Jojo says:

    Excellent story to read here:
    ———–
    Popular Science
    No Pulse: How Doctors Reinvented The Human Heart
    This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn’t resemble an organic heart–and might be all the better for it
    By Dan Baum Posted 02.29.2012 at 11:13 am

    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/no-pulse-how-doctors-reinvented-human-heart

  12. farmera1 says:

    Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/why-an-mri-costs-1080-in-america-and-280-in-france/2011/08/25/gIQAVHztoR_blog.html?tid=pm_pop

    How can you build a more wasteful health care system than the one the US has? Answer you clan’t. Costs about 60% more than any other industrialized world, with worse out comes in longevity and infant mortality.

    Mayo doctors don’t get paid by the Job/operation like almost all US doctors. Mayo doctors don’t have the same motivations (largely hidden and sub-conscious but sometimes blatant and corrupt) as other doctors do in the US. Why is it that prescriptions cost about 50% as much in Canada? The government negotiates with the pharma companies, but not in the US. By the way the VA negotiates prices with pharma companies.

    Our medical system will bankrupt this country if the military (where we spend as much as the rest of the world combined) doesn’t.

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