Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Dumb Headline of the Week

Sometimes, the headline copywriter just gets it wrong.

When initial unemployment claims fell
9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, it led to this headline:

Labor Market May Be Stronger Than Believed   
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119029143351333789.html

Except for the first sentence, which stated "Jobless claims fell last week, a hint the employment picture may not be as bleak as last month’s decline in payrolls suggested" the gravamen of the article was that many indicators were negative.

The writer mentioned that LEIs fell yet again, as weakness in consumer confidence,
jobless claims, stock prices and building permits took a toll. More than a quarter of the firms said they are
scaling back employment and capital-spending plans because of
deterioration in the construction industry and financial-market
uncertainty.

This sort of stuff must make  reporters nuts . . .

Category: Employment, Financial Press

Look Who’s Blogging: Paul Krugman

Category: Blog Spotlight, Currency, Digital Media, Financial Press, Weblogs

Las Vegas Linkfest: Week-in-Preview

Category: Financial Press

Las Vegas Linkfest: Week-in-Review

Category: Financial Press

The Fine Line Between Investment Grade and Junk

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Financial Press, Hedge Funds, Psychology, Real Estate

September Linkfest Week-in-Preview

Category: Financial Press

September Linkfest Week-in-Review

Category: Financial Press

The Big Stall

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Federal Reserve, Financial Press

Bolling on Bolling (the Admiral)

Category: Financial Press, Television

Labor Day Linkfest Week-in-Preview

Category: Financial Press