My FOMC day early morning reads:

• Fed Seen Starting QE3 While Extending Rate Pledge to 2015 (Bloomberg)
• Apple: First Impressions of a Sleeker, More Gorgeous iPhone (Barron’s) see also With iPhone 5, Apple Again Raises the Smartphone Bar (Businessweek)
• Freddie Mac in line for $3.4bn from banks (
• Portugal, the poster child of austerity is lost (naked capitalism)
• Investors unfiltered: Common Manager pitfalls to avoid in meetings (Hedge World)
• Bubbles: Who to blame? (Library of Economics)
• Want to Blunt High-Frequency Trading? Australia Has a Plan (WSJ)
• Ending the Financial Arms Race (Project Syndicate)
• Men’s Earnings Haven’t Grown Since the 1970s—Why? (Atlantic) see also Rich-Poor Gap Widens to Most Since 1967 as Income Falls (Bloomberg)
• Libya Attack Brings Challenges for U.S. (NYT)

What are you reading?

What is the impact of the iPhone on the mobile market?

Source: Economist

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 Thursday AM Reads”

  1. WallaWalla says:

    ughh, those iPhone articles are pure propaganda drivel. They read like paid advertisements more than knowledgeable reviews. I expect more from Barons and Businessweek.

  2. denim says:

    I’m reading:

    “Sluggish economy forces Americans to cut corners to pay for medications
    Those without prescription drug coverage nearing crisis point
    Published: September 2012 ”

  3. willid3 says:

    European banks still palling around with Iran

    might still get burned in the US

  4. willid3 says:

    a little more than 1/4 all of American either don’t deal with banks. or barely do

  5. willid3 says:

    private schools. is this really what we want to pay for school for our kids?

    if you dont make 7 figures or better?

  6. ConscienceofaConservative says:

    U.S. embassy now reads tweets in both English and Arabic

  7. VennData says:

    Republicans Criticize Fed Decision

    Well, you simpletons shouldn’t have interfered with the Fed. You get what you deserve, saying you’re going to fire Bernanke, because you need to keep the Ron Paul coalition…. then you actually start to believe, that what.. higher interest rates will be better for the economy? is that what you believe?

    You’re really economic wizards, boys.

  8. Biffah Bacon says:

    @WallaWalla-nailed it but it sure seems like the Apple hype machine is what is holding the US economy up at this time. Can’t blame them for talking their books and believing the hype.