Posts filed under “Digital Media”

One Way of Measuring a Bank’s Health

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Source:
In Michigan, Bank Lends Little of Its Bailout Funds
ERIC LIPTON and RON NIXON
NYT, January 13, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/business/economy/14bank.html

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media

Air Force Rules of Engagement for Blogging

This is the approach from the Air Force — how to use and respond to blogging. Classic military analysis: via Global Nerdy

Category: Digital Media, Weblogs

Cadillac Converj: Star of the Detroit Auto Show

> Sources: Cadillac Converj Extended-Range Electric Vehicle http://gm-volt.com/2009/01/11/cadillac-converj-extended-range-electric-vehicle/ Converj: The “Cadillac” Of Electric Vehicles http://www.gmeurope.info/social_media_newsroom/archives/610-Converj-The-Cadillac-Of-Electric-Vehicles.html GM’s Cadillac Converj is star of Detroit auto show, says Flint Journal columnist Bryan Laviolette Bryan Laviolette The Flint Journal, January 12, 2009, 8:30 AM http://www.mlive.com/naias/index.ssf/2009/01/gms_cadillac_converj_is_star_o.html

Category: Digital Media, Economy

Breaking Up Citi

via NYT via WSJ > Sources: Citigroup Plans to Split Itself Up, Taking Apart the Financial Supermarket ERIC DASH NYT, January 13, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/business/14citi.html Citigroup Ready to Shrink Itself by a Third DAVID ENRICH WSJ, JANUARY 14, 2009 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123185686674677225.html

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, M&A

Madoff’s Investors Had $43 Billion

via Bloomberg:

Client                   Total          Source

Access International     $1.4 billion   Company statement,
Advisors                                Bloomberg Data

Alicia Koplowitz,        $14 million    Bloomberg News
One of Spain’s richest
women

Aozora Bank Ltd.         12.4 billion   Company statement
                         yen ($137
                         million)

Bard College             $3 million     Bloomberg News
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Category: Digital Media, Finance, Legal

Labor Force Participation Rate

While looking at the unemployment numbers is useful, an additional employment metric that is very interesting over time is the labor force participation rate, since the fudging of “actively looking for work” is not involved.  This series trended up because of the increase of women in the workforce through 2001, but is now back down…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment, Markets

U.S. vs. Global Manufacturing: Anything But ‘Decoupled’

Although the once popular notion of “decoupling” has already been discredited by recent statistical and anecdotal reports, the accompanying chart provides some compelling visual evidence…

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Markets

Bush Econ: A Legacy of Little Growth

How growth in jobs, in gross domestic product and in disposable income have fared during the Bush administration and those of his 10 most recent predecessors. > via WP > Source: Economy Made Few Gains in Bush Years Eight-Year Period Is Weakest in Decades Neil Irwin and Dan Eggen Washington Post, Monday, January 12, 2009;…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Economy, Employment, Markets

2008 U.S. Stock Repurchases

via Bloomberg > Source: U.S. Stock Repurchases Plunge More Than Prices: Chart of Day David Wilson Bloomberg, Jan. 6 2009 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aIEDVno0efi8

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Markets, Valuation

The Three Trillion Dollar War

Excellent infographic depicting the enormous costs of the Iraq war. It explains in 10 steps why Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s 2003 estimates of the war in Iraq’s costs at $60 billion were so wildly off by 10 times that figure. click for really ginormous graphic By the time the United States leaves Iraq, the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, War/Defense, Web/Tech