My morning reads:

• Why your house is worth more (or less) (Washington Post)
• Neuberger Berman showed how to survive a Wall Street meltdown (Fortune)
• Sheila Bair, in new book, faults Obama and Bush advisers during financial crisis (Washington Post)
• Judge Rakoff delivers enormous gift to MBS bond insurers, noteholders (Reuters)
• Comparing the Job Losses in Financial Crises (Economix)
• A time of hoarding and inflation fears, 1930s edition (FT Alphaville)
• Fed Helps Lenders’ Profit More Than Homebuyers (Bloomberg) see also ROSENBERG says Housing Recovery Is Doubtful, And Won’t Help The Economy (Business Insider)
• Measuring iPhone demand (Asymco)
Your body clock: The Peak Time for Everything (WSJ)
• Did “Louie” kill the sitcom? (Salon)

What are you of atoning for?

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Debt Rally Is Welcome News

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 Mid-Week AM Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    the real cause of economic calamity in the US
    http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/09/26/chart-of-the-day-the-long-decline-of-labor/

    in an economy built on selling (and mostly to consumers ) this is a disaster

    if your company doesn’t sell to (or hose you sell to dont) consumers you might be ok for a while. but not for long
    and this story really isn’t new. its been this way since 2000. only easy credit saved it the last time. thats gone now. but with it leaving it, it took the demand for money too. so even if the fed raised their rates, it wouldn’t help savers. since nobody would need or want the money

  2. Jim67545 says:

    It appears to me that Ms. Bair’s viewpoint is influenced by the agency from which she viewed things. If you talk with a loan officer all borrowers are wonderful. If you talk with a loan collector all borrowers are deadbeats, liars and frauds.

    The FDIC engaged in bank exams, a guilty until proven innocent exercise, troubled banks and bank liquidations. It is little wonder that her perspective seems decidedly negative? Might not the off center viewpoint also have influenced the non-adoption of her recommendations?

  3. bart says:

    What are you of atoning for?

    Posting eeeeeeeeeeeevil and contrary items. /sarc

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  5. Jojo says:

    Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with the first underwater panoramas in Google Maps
    September 25, 2012

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    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/dive-into-great-barrier-reef-with-first_25.html

  6. The Retired CNBC Sucks says:

    Steve Wozniak wants to be an Australian citizen:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-co-founder-become-australian-160413129.html

    First off, let me preface this rant by saying I hate CableVision, Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, and all the US broadband providers out there. There is much left to be desired with broadband provision in this country, so I get it. Also, there is a great deal to be said about wanting to leave the US for another country because of our debt problems, the economic crises ahead we will likely have to face, and our culture’s propensity toward violence. Heck, a case can even be made for leaving the US for another country just to find women who don’t have tattoos.

    But to want to leave America because of broadband? Ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the idea of a multimillionaire who is too cheap to pay for broadband. And why does he have to line up for an iPhone 5? I mean, how many founders did Apple have? Tim Cook should be mailing Woz every new Apple product that comes out in gratitude for having co-founded the company.

    Either this is an effective comment-bait publicity stunt or we live in a truly screwed-up world.

  7. VennData says:

    In Ohio, Romney says his “heart aches” for jobless

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-usa-campaign-idUSBRE88N13D20120926

    I’m sure he feels the same for the people he canned at Bain too.

    Message to Private Equity Factotums: you are not liked by most Americans and St. Peter won’t sit through your power point.

  8. Oral Hazard says:

    Patriot Game – OpDocs (Obama vs. Romney)
    http://youtu.be/ekQSpbwKkdg

    Very cute side-by-side autotuning of the candidates’ convention speeches.

  9. Greg0658 says:

    Oral H – thanks for that link
    posted to my FB page earlier with “gamepad pals this is LOL LOL LOL”