Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Horror Story

Bespoke Investment Group notes that in less than two years, the market cap of the S&P financial sector has shrunk to $959 billion from nearly $3 trillion at its May 2007 peak.

Citigroup has lost in value close to 10 times its current market cap.

Parade of the Basket Cases
Barrons JANUARY 17, 2009

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media

U.S. Foreclosure Market Data by State – 2008

via Realty Trac

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Real Estate

10 Most Unethical People in Business

Via Marketwatch: Bernard Madoff. David Colby, former CFO of Wellpoint Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois Heinz-Joachim Neubürger, Karl-Hermann Baumann and Johannes Feldmayer. The two former CFOs and former chairman of Siemens Ted Stevens, former senator from Alaska Bruno A Kaelin, former senior vice president and head of corporate compliance at Alstom Adam Vitale, sentenced to…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Legal

$835 Billion Stimulus

via NYT Source: Senate Releases Second Portion of Bailout Fund DAVID M. HERSZENHORN NYT, January 15, 2009

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

One Way of Measuring a Bank’s Health

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

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 Converj: The “Cadillac” Of Electric Vehicles 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

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 Citigroup Ready to Shrink Itself by a Third DAVID ENRICH WSJ, JANUARY 14, 2009

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

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

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