Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Murdoch: ‘Very Bearish’ on Economy

Murdoch:

News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch said
he is "very bearish” on the economy as food and energy prices rise for
consumers.

Murdoch said he anticipates "another 12 months of hard slogging”
during a television interview from the Allen & Co. media conference
in Sun Valley, Idaho. He said the entertainment industry is "doing just
fine” so far.

"Every country in the world has serious food inflation and then of
course you’ve got the same thing with energy,” he said. "It’s really
squeezed.”

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Murdoch

Media stocks have been overly penalized, Murdoch said. News Corp., based in New York, had dropped 30 percent this year before today on investor concern about a slowdown in advertising and the company’s MySpace social-networking Web site. Time Warner Inc., the biggest U.S. media company, had lost 16 percent, and No. 2 Walt Disney Co. is down 8.5 percent.

Source:
News Corp. Chief Says He’s `Very Bearish’ on Economy
Greg Miles and Gillian Wee
Bloomberg, July 10 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a0z1E6gYNErU

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Video

Read it here first: Implode-O-Meter Hits the NYT

Category: Credit, Financial Press, Real Estate

Another Not-Quite-a Linkfest

Category: Financial Press

Barron’s: Back in the Pool

Category: Contrary Indicators, Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Economic Anxiety Disorder

Dana Milbank is brilliant:

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NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT

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Source:
The Economy? Words Fail Me.
Dana Milbank
Washington Post, July 4, 2008; A03
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303317.html

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Category: Economy, Employment, Financial Press, Video

John Stossel is Utterly Clueless

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Headline of the Day: Zimbabwe’s Million-Percent Inflation

Category: Financial Press, Inflation

Pervasive Pollyannas of Prosperity

David Leonhardt discusses a few items today which are regular discussion points here at TBP. My favorite lately is why the public is so much gloomier than the pundits: “Pundits have been scratching their heads about why the public mood is so grim. Last week, Barron’s called the drop in consumer confidence “difficult to figure.”…Read More

Category: Economy, Employment, Financial Press, Psychology

The Housing Abyss

“Housing optimists have systematically misjudged the market. Some became convinced that the huge runup was justified by fundamentals such as population growth, rising incomes, and land scarcity. And because sharp national housing price declines are so rare in U.S. history, analysts assumed that prices would, at worst, flatten out for a few years. What they…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, Financial Press, Psychology, Real Estate

Quote of the Day: Knowledge, Science, Enlightenment

Category: Financial Press, Politics, Science