Posts filed under “Video”

Ted Koppel: The People’s Republic of Capitalism

Ted Koppel has a four part series on the Discovery channel, beginning tonight, on China.

Part 1: Joined at the Hip — Wed., July 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 2: MAOism TO MEism — Thur., July 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 3: The Fast Lane — Fri., July 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 4: It’s the Economy, Stupid — Sat., July 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

It looks quite fascinating . . .

 


Sources:
Ted Koppel’s ‘Capitalism’ pays off big   
Robert Bianco
USA TODAY, July 08 2008
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/reviews/2008-07-07-koppel-capitalism_N.htm 

Ted Koppel Opens Up About Meet the Press, Nightline and Conan
Media Bistro, TUESDAY JUN 24, 2008
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/generalities/ted_koppel_opens_up_about_meet_the_press_nightline_and_conan_86663.asp

The People’s Republic of Capitalism
Review: ‘People’s Republic of Capitalism’ on Discovery
Verne Gay 
Discovery, July 9, 2008
tonight through Saturday at 10

http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/wednesday/partii/ny-ettel5756145jul09,0,904763.column

Category: Economy, Video

T. Boone Pickens on Oil Prices, Wind Power

Boone Pickens details to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil:

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UPDATE: July 9, 2008  9:43pm

Jeff Matthews points out Picken’s flip flop

“I was in wind energy for a minute…. I hate it. And when I got to looking at those damn things I said, I don’t want to be a part of putting that on the horizon. I think it’s homely and I don’t like it. We took a loss and got out of it and I’m glad I did.”

—T. Boone Pickens, Bloomberg, February 17, 2005

Related:
Boone Pickens: A man with an energy plan   
C/NET July 8, 2008 4:20 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9985905-54.html

Big Pickens: T. Boone, the Oilman, Ups the Ante in His Wind Bet
Keith Johnson
Environment, July 8, 2008, 2:11 pm
http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2008/07/08/big-pickens-t-boone-the-oilman-ups-the-ante-in-his-wind-bet/

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens wants to supplant oil with wind 
Dan Reed
USA TODAY   July 8, 2008
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-07-08-t-boone-pickens-plan-wind-energy_N.htm

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Category: Commodities, Energy, Video

Rubin: Economy Facing `Extended Difficulties’

Serious words from Robert Rubin:

"Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said that the world economy still faces "extended difficulties” from the fallout of the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis and rising energy and food costs.

"It’s possible that it could get better during the course of this year, but it’s far more likely that we will have extended difficulties for quite some time yet if you consider what is happening with housing prices, the price of oil and so much else,” Rubin said today in an interview in Rome.

Record oil and food prices are fueling inflation and choking growth at a time when the fallout from the U.S. subprime mortgage market meltdown has already taken a toll on the global expansion. The Organization for Economic on June 4 cuts the growth forecast for its 30 members to 1.8 percent for this year, the slowest since 2002."

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Source:
Rubin Says Economy Facing `Extended Difficulties’
Alessandra Migliaccio and Flavia Rotondi
Bloomberg, July 1 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aJWQydwyeAzI

Category: Economy, Video

Faber: Expect Industrial-Commodity Demand to Drop

Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, talks about the U.S. and emerging-market economies, the state of financial-services industry and the outlook for commodity markets.

00:00 U.S. economy; financials in "disarray"
01:09 "Negative" about emerging-market economies
02:21 Outlook for commodity markets, oil

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Source:
Marc Faber Expects Industrial-Commodity Demand to Drop
Bloomberg, July 1 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a2pX.LlaDNqQ

Category: Commodities, Economy, Video

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

Grant: ‘This Time Is Different’ for U.S. Consumers

James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and Brad Hintz, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and a former chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers Inc., talk about the outlook for U.S. consumer spending, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s call for regulatory changes that would allow financial firms to fail without threatening market stability and the outlook for brokerages

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Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Video

Flash Video Coming to Bloomberg.com ?

A quick FYI: 

Via a Feedback Ticket from Bloomberg Media

In response to the question: "Why is it that your embedded player has no sound when I play on my Mac OS X?"

Bloomberg Feedback Team:  There are compatibility issues with newer Macs. We hope to convert to Flash player in the future.

Now, is this the near future or 20012

Category: Video, Web/Tech

Eli Broad: Economy in Worst Slump Since WWII

More straight talk from an old hand in the building sector:

"Billionaire investor Eli Broad said the U.S. economy is in the "worst period” of his adult life as a housing market recovery remains "several years” away.

"This is worse than any recession we’ve had since World War II,” Broad, 75, said in an interview yesterday. Broad, the founder of homebuilder KB Home, said the U.S. should avoid a depression on the scale of the 1930s because the country now has sufficient "safety nets.”

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 1 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said last week. That caps the weakest six months of growth in five years. The U.S. lost 49,000 jobs in May, when the unemployment rate rose to 5.5 percent, the fifth straight month with a drop in payrolls and the biggest jump in the jobless rate in more than two decades.

"This is the worst period of my adult lifetime,” Broad said, speaking about the U.S. economy. "I do not think things are going to get any better” before the next president takes office in January.


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Check out that chart in the background — Ouch!

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Source:
Broad Says Economy in Worst Slump Since World War II
Anthony Massucci and Erik Holm
Bloomberg, July 1 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aAZwgRY7yikM

Category: Economy, Real Estate, Video

The Atlantic on Rupert Murdoch

We looked at what Murdoch was altering at the WSJ not too long ago in Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT.

Rupert Murdoch: The Last Hope for Journalism?

Part I: Murdoch’s Methods

Parts II & III after the jump.


Previously:
Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT (April 2008)   
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/04/murdochs-wsj-cr.html

Source:
Mr. Murdoch Goes to War    
Mark Bowden 
Atlantic, July/August 2008      
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/murdoch

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Category: Financial Press, Video

Chinese Oil Conundrum

China’s subsidized fuel prices worked miracles in the past, but because they hurt energy stocks, they are now a major policy concern.   

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Related:
For Chinese, the Reality of Higher Gas Prices   
JIMMY WANG
NYT, June 21, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/business/worldbusiness/21gas.html

Category: Commodities, Energy, Markets, Trading, Video