Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Wednesday Reading

A few items of note today:

Fed’s Dudley: Banking System Remains Under Strain (Real Time Economics)

Meet the Madoff Minions (MoJo)

Time to cage inflation tiger, say experts (The China Daily)

Bankers’ pay in America: Disconnected

HuffPost Interviews Joseph Stiglitz

• WTF?: Apple has been in discussions with Microsoft for several weeks about making Bing the default search engine on the iPhone (BusinessWeek)

Corporate Power Nexus

NYTimes.com to launch ‘metered’ pay model in 2011 (Marketwatch)

Cool Foldable Electric Bike (Yikebike)

The Battle of the Brain (WSJ)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press

Tuesday Reads

Some interesting, unusual reads: • How the big banks rigged the market (FT) • Are stock markets still undervalued? (Telegraph)  I don’t know… • New emails show AIG mulled bank payment disclosures (Reuters) • Bad Bet: How Wall Street Lost Managed to Generate Another $100 billion in losses (Marketwatch) • Souring Mortgages, Weak Market Force…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Now What?: Business Journalism After the Meltdown

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16


The mortgage crisis, which is costing millions their homes and has driven the world to the brink of an economic abyss, has raised difficult questions for the nation’s business press. Why was the public taken by surprise? What kind of reporting was missing and what kind is needed now? What are the lessons for financial journalism and what is its true purpose?

Join the Columbia Journalism Review and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute for a panel discussion on the future of business journalism in the wake of the economic meltdown.

Panelists include:

• WILLIAM ACKMAN is a noted investor and founder at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.

• BILL GRUESKIN (moderator) is the dean of academic affairs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and the former Deputy Managing Editor/News for The Wall Street Journal.

• JEFF MADRICK is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and a former economics columnist for The New York Times. He is editor of Challenge Magazine, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School.

• GRETCHEN MORGENSON is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times.

• DEAN STARKMAN is managing editor of The Audit, an online critique of financial journalism of the Columbia Journalism Review, and the author of “Power Problem,” a critique of business coverage in the runup to the meltdown, an article supported by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute in the current issue of CJR.


Category: Financial Press, Video

Afternoon Reads

Here are a few of the more interesting things I read today: • Goldman Sachs Still Shines for MBAs Who Ignore ‘Hype’ (Bloomberg) • The danger of the bounce (Economist) • Investors: It’s time to stop buying fairy tales (DJMT) • China Two-fer: -China becomes biggest exporter, edging out Germany (AP) -China Ends U.S.’s Reign…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Afternoon Reads

Here are the articles that caught my attention today: • The economic ‘experts’ who stopped making sense (Telegraph) Why, despite the financial crisis, do we still put our faith in economists, asks Edmund Conway. See also: The cause of our crises has not gone away (FT) • U.S. Now a Renters’ Market (WSJ) With Apartment-Vacancy…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Afternoon Reads

Some intriguing items I came across today: • If Fed Missed This Bubble, Will It See a New One? (NYT) • John Crudele: Why the government’s job figures won’t add up (NY Post) • Pimco’s Bill Gross Sees 2010 as Year of Reckoning (Time) • Silicon Valley ‘Bloodbath’ Leaves Entire Office Buildings Empty (Bloomberg) •…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Guide to 2010 Outlooks

The folks at the Pragmatic Capitalist have been very busy bees over the vacation. They posted on New Years Eve an exhaustive linkfest of all of the forecasts, outlooks, predictions and investment surveys made by the major Wall street firms and independent research shops and hedge funds. The Pragmatic Capitalist is the founder and CEO…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing

Morning Reads

A few items worth perusing: • Paul Volcker: The Lion Lets Loose (BusinessWeek) • A Japanese Rx for the West: Keep Spending AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD KOO (Barron’s) America seems to be suffering from the same affliction that has hobbled Japan for so long — a balance-sheet recession.” And no matter how hard the Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Read It Here First: Retailers vs Visa

Back in September, we discussed the brewing battle that was taking place between Retailers and Banks. Big stores prefer for you to use your debit card, which comes with much lower fees than your credit card. Today’s NYT has a long article covering a similar topic: Whether you sign or punch in a PIN when…Read More

Category: Credit, Financial Press

Anyone Seen the IBD Congrats to Obama?

Back on March 4, 2009, right-leaning IBD — among many right-wing organs trying to hang the stock market’s collapse around President Obama’s neck — wrote an editorial titled “Dissing the Market” which was, predictably, critical of some comments Obama had made about the stock market being “sort of like a tracking poll in politics.” Obama also…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Politics, Think Tank