Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Wamu Lending

courtesy of NYT

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Source:
By Saying Yes, WaMu Built Empire on Shaky Loans
PETER S. GOODMAN and GRETCHEN MORGENSON
NYT, December 27, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/business/28wamu.html

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media, Real Estate

Coal Ash Sludge

Pretty insane stuff in Tennesse: courtesy of NYT > Source: Coal Ash Spill Revives Issue of Its Hazards SHAILA DEWAN NYT, December 24, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/us/25sludge.html

Category: Digital Media, Energy, Science

Strange Bedfellows

Prospect‘s choices for top public intellectuals of 2008: Included are Nouriel Roubini and General David Petraeus. My pal Paul points out they make for fascinatingly strange bedfellows

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press

Debt Spree

via NYT > Source: Dollar Shift: Chinese Pockets Filled as Americans’ Emptied MARK LANDLER NYT, December 26, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/world/asia/26addiction.html

Category: Credit, Digital Media, Economy

Option Arms

via NYT > Source: Once Trusted Mortgage Pioneers, Now Pariahs MICHAEL MOSS and GERALDINE FABRIKANT NYT, December 24, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/business/25sandler.html

Category: Credit, Digital Media, Real Estate

Chopard Miglia GT

Speaking of interesting watches: This Chopard is named after the Mille Miglia automobile race in Italy — note how the watchband, made of a black rubber, has what looks like tire treads built into its design.  Pretty cool watch for 5 grand. print display ad:

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

Santa Claus Rally

Amusing: 5

Category: Digital Media, Markets

States Budget Crises

States are seeking millions of dollars from municipalities. A full list of states with budget shortfalls for the 2009 and 2010 fiscal years is here. > Sources: The Local Burden WSJ, DECEMBER 18, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_deficit-2010_20081217.html States Squeeze Cities, Spreading the Economic Pain CONOR DOUGHERTY and AMY MERRICK WSJ, DECEMBER 18, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122955325187415831.html

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

The Cabestan Winch Tourbillion Vertical Watch

For those of you who have not sent any holiday cheer my way yet, there’s still time to pick up a little something for the holidays. I suggest this little bauble: > > via Cabestan

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Markets

100 Year Dow

Gee, this chart looks familiar . . . > > Source: Stock Investors Lose Faith, Pull Out Record Amounts E.S. BROWNING WSJ, DECEMBER 22, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122990642933825357.html

Category: Digital Media, Investing, Markets