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  • AMC Networks' (AMCX -0.1%) Mad Men ratings have been soaring, and Netflix (NFLX +3%), which last year struck a costly deal to carry old episodes, is taking credit. The 1.1M viewer increase seen for the debut episode of Season 5 relative to Season 4's average is the result of viewers watching earlier seasons on Netflix, suggests content chief Ted Sarandos. His comments come as many suspect Netflix is hurting ratings for Disney (DIS) and Viacom's (VIA) kids TV shows.   [View news story]
    I am one of those NFLX customers who watched the prev esp..
    May 23, 2012. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Ladies and gentlemen, the recession is definitely over," Airbus (EADSF.PK) sales chief John Leahy gushes after wrapping up the Farnborough Airshow and winning 130 contracts worth $13B. Combined with Boeing's (BA) 107 orders worth $10B+ to amass more than three times the number a year ago, some execs declare the global slump over.   [View news story]
    On a small, minor note.. The US had to extend the unemp. benefits today b/c the recession is over.. You can't make this stuff up..
    Jul 22, 2010. 03:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Geithner says the administration plans to allow tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire, despite calls from a growing number of Democrats to delay any tax increases, and to extend estate taxes at 2009 rates. He also says Elizabeth Warren would be an "enormously effective leader" if chosen to run the new consumer finance agency.   [View news story]
    "We believe it is appropriate to let those tax cuts that go to the most fortunate expire," Mr. Geithner said at a breakfast with reporters, hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

    Yes Master Obama/Geithner.. I am so "fortunate".. It is not from hardwork, living below by means, do the right thing, and saying NO to items that I couldn't afford... I make that money b/c I am "fortunate".. Thanks for setting me straight...
    Jul 22, 2010. 02:45 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York could see an inch of snow per hour, but the NYSE (NYX) has no plans to close early, and CME Group (CME) says the futures exchange is running normally.   [View news story]
    Just think, if I didn't my drive my SUV in Texas all last year you guys would be getting 100 inches of snow right now..
    Feb 10, 2010. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On Friday, Geithner formally asked Congress to raise the $12.1T debt limit so "investors here and around the world can remain confident that the United States will always meet its obligations." The existing limit could be breached as soon as mid-October.   [View news story]
    I just borrowed a few more dollars and added to my checking account... Boy, that account looks good, feels good, and my wife can now rest easy knowing we have all that money in the bank...
    Aug 10, 2009. 12:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KBW reverses yesterday's prediction of a Bank of America (BAC -1.1%) $0.10/share loss in 2010 and now predicts an $0.80 profit, saying the bank will adjust capital rather than take a $12B pretax charge, to follow new rules regarding credit-card losses.   [View news story]
    After adjusting a few numbers in my book, I am now worth 6.25 million... However, after futher adjustments, that is a negative 1.15 million for tax purposes...

    On Jul 21 03:18 PM inthemoney wrote:

    > Well, isn't that wonderful how a loss can turn into profit simply
    > by changing the accounting. Does financial reporting means anything
    > anymore?
    Jul 21, 2009. 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Options Trader: Friday Outlook  [View article]
    Wow... I thought I was looking at investment ideas, not reading something from MSNBC or CNN... Please, lets pause from bashing our country for a little bit and put something out there about "options" tradiing...
    Aug 15, 2008. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment