Posts filed under “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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Eli_broad

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

Read More

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

Reshaping of Wall Street

Mike Santoli on the Reshaping of a newer, smaller Wall Street:

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This is based on the article in this week’s cover story in Barron’s, Future of the Street.

Source:
Future of the Street
MICHAEL SANTOLI
BARRON’S June 30, 2008
http://online.barrons.com/article/SB121460952736112313.html

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Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Finance, Video

Louise Yamada: Dow 10,000, SPX 1,175, Nasdaq 2,000

Discussing
where the market goes next, with Louise Yamada, managing director of Louise
Yamada Technical Research Advisors:

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Category: Technical Analysis, Video

Bill Gross on Inflation & Recession

The Fed is walking a tightrope between inflation and a recession, hoping to find its way to neutral. Bill Gross, of PIMCO, shares their insight.

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Bill_gross_june_08

Gross:

"There’s a lot of stress in the
financial markets. Let’s face it, this economy, the US economy and
even the global economy is delevering, and when an economy delevers there are
substantial problems and substantial risks.

"We’ve seen a lot of that. We’ve
seen writeoffs in the hundreds of billions of dollars with more to come. But
yeah, there’s a lot of tenuous action in the financial markets these days and I
expect more of it."

Source:
Gross: Fed Will Hold Steady for Rest of Year
CNBC.com | 25 Jun 2008 | 03:20 PM ET
http://www.cnbc.com/id/25372572/site/14081545

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Video

Doug Dachille & Gary Kaminsky discuss Fed, Rates, and Inflation

Very interesting video from SquawkBox Wednesday morning — I thought Doug Dachille of First Principles Capital Management did a nice job and Gary Kaminsky Neuberger Berman is always solid.

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Daschille

This was not Joe Kernan’s finest interview . . . especially later in the interview.

Part II is here:

Category: Commodities, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Video

George Carlin on HBO

Carlin_main_w_interview George Carlin recorded 14 live comedy stand up specials for HBO, over the course of three decades.

HBO will air Carlin’s most recent live comedy special, "It’s Bad for Ya," at 9 p.m. Friday, June 27.

Tonight and tomorrow, HBO2 will air 11 of those earlier shows:

Wednesday, June 25th
8:00pm   George Carlin at USC (1977)
9:00pm   George Carlin Again! (1978)
11:00pm  Carlin at Carnegie (1983)
12:00am  Carlin on Campus (1984)
1:00am  Playin’ with Your Head (1986)

Thursday, June 26th

8:00pm  What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)
9:00pm  Doin It Again (1990)
10:00pm  Jammin in New York (1992)
11:00pm  Back in Town (1996)
12:05am  You Are All Diseased (1999)
1:00am   It’s Bad For Ya (2008)

Also, this weekend, NBC will be running the very first ever 1975 Saturday Night Live, hosted by none other than George Carlin. Its a must TiVo show.

Those of you who may not be all that familiar with Carlin’s earlier
works should especially catch the 1970′s and 80′s work. Its probably
tame compared to what you are used to today, but Carlin was groundbreaking. Most modern comics owe a huge debt to Carlin.

For those of you without HBO, there’s always the complete set: All My Stuff   

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Previously:

George Carlin (1937 – 2008)
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/06/george-carlin-1.html

Category: Politics, Psychology, Television, Video

Uh-Oh: I Am On Notice

On Notice

Onnotice

The Stephen Colbert "On Notice Board" Generator via Muckdog

Category: Media, Video