Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Too Many Brands?

Just how are the Detroit 3 about shrinking their vast lineups of different brands and models to match the current harsh reality of the market? Between them, General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler sell 112 different car and truck models through 15 brands in the United States. By contrast, the top three Japanese automakers — Toyota, Honda and Nissan — have roughly half as many choices with 58 models combined sold through seven brands.

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courtesy of the NYT

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Source:
Big Three May Need to Trim Number of Brands
BILL VLASIC
NYT, December 1, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/business/02auto.html

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media

Citigroup CDOs

> Source: Citigroup Saw No Red Flags Even as It Made Bolder Bets ERIC DASH and JULIE CRESWELL NYT, November 22, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/business/23citi.html

Category: Blog Spotlight, Credit, Derivatives, Digital Media

The No Votes

Details on the Republican and Democratic representatives who voted against the $700 billion financial bailout plan. via NYT

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media

Wall Street Crisis Overviews

I have been meaning to get to these two links: They are the huge overviews of the Credit, Housing and Wall Street Crises via the NYT and the WSJ: click to launch new page Credit Crisis — The Essentials NYT: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/c/credit_crisis/index.html The Financial Crisis WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/wall-street-in-crisis.html

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Financial Press

Reshaping US Banking

click for interactive graphic > Sources: Citi Faces Pressure to Slim Down U.S. Seeks Change as Part of Rescue Deal; Talks Began on Fears of Client Exodus DAVID ENRICH and DEBORAH SOLOMON WSJ, NOVEMBER 25, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122753629931853007.html Citigroup Should Be Held Accountable, Obama Aide Podesta Says Edwin Chen Bloomberg, Nov. 28 2008 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=akf_DTv.v8ic&

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media, Finance

The Crisis in Logos

Hat tip Prieur

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media

Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis

Via Mint, comes this not quite perfect (some causation omissions) but close enough to be intriguing enough visualization of the credit crunch: > Source: A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis WallStats.com, 11/13/2008 http://blog.mint.com/blog/finance-core/a-visual-guide-to-the-financial-crisis/

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media

Underwater Cars

Here is the latest minor consumer insult: owing more on your vehicle then its worth. Its not the same as being underwater on a house — you can always drive the car until it falls apart, so its market value is irrelevant. “For consumers, the credit crunch may have a silver lining. “Dealerships are desperate…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Markets

2008 Design Challenge

My favorites: More here: 2008 Design Challenge

Category: Digital Media

Citi Credit

This is circulating around:

Category: Credit, Digital Media