Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Monday Afternoon Readings

Quite a few interesting reads, in what is otherwise expected to be an light week:

• Economic Improvement two-fer:

-Labor Data Show Surge in Hiring of Temp Workers (NYT)
-Treasury Yield Curve Steepens to Record Amid Growth Outlook (Bloomberg)

Why can’t Americans make things? Two words: business school (TNR)

Fed’s approach to regulation left banks exposed to crisis (Washington Post)

Dollar Strength Seen in Stocks 1st Since Lehman Died (Bloomberg)

Down-Payment Standards Eased (WSJ)

Year’s best business books to make sense of financial crisis (USA Today)

DNA Shifts Timeline for Mammoths’ Exit (Science Times)

I killed myself on Facebook, and lived to tell the tale (The Punch)

Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2009 (Discovery)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press

Friday Afternoon Reads

Some interesting items that caught my eye today: • Agencies in a Brawl for Control Over Banks (WSJ) • Accounting rule impact delayed (The Hill) • Apparently, I am a Sith Lord (Business Insider) • Harvard’s Feldstein Says U.S. Economy Still Mired in Recession (Bloomberg) • Best of the Year: -BOSTONIAN OF THE YEAR The…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Morning Bank Reads

Here is what I am looking at today this morn: • No News Is Good News From the FOMC (Barron’s) • How America let banks off the leash (FT) • 4 Big Mortgage Backers Swim in Ocean of Debt (NYT) • Out from under TARP, banks are now free to fail again (Washington Post) •…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Bernanke Named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Person of the Year 2009 I have nothing to say about this. Feel free to go off in comments . . .

Category: Federal Reserve, Financial Press


Whatever little patience I had with Patrick Byrne, and his overzealous friends at, has now become officially exhausted. As I noted last week ( Scraping Facebook Friends), this group found the Facebook friends and relatives of any journalist, critic, fund manager or blogger who dared to  criticize Overstock (or Deep Capture), and then published…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Retail, Short Selling, Web/Tech

FDIC, OTS Not Cooperating with Media Investigations

The Puget Sound Business Journal has done yeoman’s work investigating the storied history of WaMu. (See The Rise & Fall of WaMu and The Last Days of WAMU). I just found their most recent work, The fight for WaMu documents. It details some of the more absurd redactions that were made to the documents they…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Legal, Regulation

Random Readings

Some of the things that will be keeping me busy this weekend: • Federal subsidy may change muni bond market for good (Economist) • The Year in Ideas issue for 2009 (NYT Magazine) • Being Wrong Vs. Being Early (Todd harrison) • Hypocrisy in Senate Grilling of Bernanke? (Paul Kasriel, Northern Trust) see also Real…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Wednesday 10 Spot

A few interesting items for your reading pleasure: • China’s house prices jumped the most in 14 months, adding to concern that record lending is creating a bubble in the world’s fastest-growing economy (Bloomberg) • Year-End Audit Finds TARP Program Effective (NYT) • Lending Squeeze Drags On (WSJ) • A lonely voice against the Fed…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Tuesday Reading 12.08.09

A few items that have caught my eye: • Yale’s Jeffrey Garten:  We must get ready for a weak-dollar world (FT) • Why cheap oil is here to stay (CNN/Money) • FedEx Profit Beating Forecast Signals ‘Up Arrow’ for Economy (Bloomberg) • Wisdom from Seth Klarman • Stock market down but not out, according to…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Dubai Round Up

Dubai Reuters – Abu Dhabi to aid Dubai “case by case” -official Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates and one of the world’s top oil exporters, will “pick and choose” how to assist its debt-laden neighbour Dubai, a senior Abu Dhabi official said on Saturday. “We will look at Dubai’s commitments and approach…Read More

Category: Financial Press