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  • Community banks are the key to getting the economic engines firing, David Weidner writes. But the banking industry has changed since the financial crisis, he says, becoming bigger and less competitive.  [View news story]
    wrong story so who is F***Ed here
    Oct 7, 2010. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Community banks are the key to getting the economic engines firing, David Weidner writes. But the banking industry has changed since the financial crisis, he says, becoming bigger and less competitive.  [View news story]
    ....which one would add no one wins until they use a nuclear bomb and that outcome is very unclear too do we get these dumb fucks in government ...time for term limits ???
    Oct 7, 2010. 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Economists and academics disagree over whether Obama's $69B investment in clean technology is smart industrial policy. The U.S. has helped along several emerging industries in the past, from railroads to semiconductors. But is there a demand for $40,000 electric cars?  [View news story]
    ANSWER >>> NO not from Government Motors...seems we forget history ...British Motor Corporation disaster waiting to happen again by Unions that think they are Management ...gets The Walking Eagle Award -- so full of shit it can't fly !!!
    Aug 6, 2010. 05:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    Jul 9, 2010. 06:32 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notwithstanding media negativity, Goldman Sachs (GS) remains "the best investment bank in the world," yet it trades for less than 10x 2010 earnings - a discount to Bear Stearns and Lehman's valuation pre-crisis. "How does that make any sense?" Peridot Capital founder Chad Brand asks. "Has the credit crisis not proved that Goldman traded at a premium for good reason?"  [View news story]
    that's what happens when you steal thru the back door off the radar screen ...well so far
    Mar 15, 2010. 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate Democrats introduce legislation that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for up to two million Americans, some of whom could collect for up to 99 weeks.  [View news story]
    welcome back to the welfare state ...we are going to wake up in two years at this rate incl the HB1388 just passed under the radar screen and wonder where our country went ...something like those well meaning Germans in the 30's
    Oct 8, 2009. 05:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS) and UBS (UBS) ink a European dark pool alliance. Institutions use so-called dark pools to execute large share blocks under the radar. The three already pool their U.S. pools.  [View news story]
    How can public traded stocks sold to the public be traded privately there fore disguising the true nature of their supply and demand ???? Just don't get it ....
    May 7, 2009. 04:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No shortage of handwringing over the implications of a government-owned auto industry. But Paul Ingrassia's more worried about its new partner, the UAW: "There's an inherent conflict between the cost discipline required of owners and the understandable desire of employees to make more money for less work."  [View news story]
    Well if you remember the take over of the British car industry that formed The British Motor Corporation ....bought us some of the lousy-est cars of all time, then failed I think after 5 years ......looks like history repeating itself
    May 1, 2009. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A return to risk: Optimism about investment growth reaches its highest level since early 2004, Banc of America Securities-Merrill Lynch fund manager survey finds. "In contrast to March, investors are starting to act on the improving outlook and are unwinding previously-entrenched, bearish positions."  [View news story]
    ...seems to me that's just what the bear is waiting for ...just out there stalking our optimism !
    Apr 17, 2009. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NY State AG Cuomo's letter (.pdf) to Senator Barney Frank. "AIG (AIG) now claims that it had no choice but to pay these sums because of the unalterable terms of the plan. However, had the federal government not bailed out AIG with billions in taxpayer funds, the firm likely would have gone bankrupt, and surely no payments would have been made out of the plan."  [View news story]
    its all a side show;the real show was the 100% payout for counter parties Goldman Sacks 12bn plus and the European banks ....WHY ???? no explanation from any of the usual suspects !
    Think claw back for the citizens of the United States who are being railroaded by I suspect the GS mafia who are everywhere in this bail out . history will tell I suppose when we can all do SFA about it
    Mar 17, 2009. 05:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Abu Dhabi bans firing Emirati workers except in cases of exceptional misconduct. According to labor law, serious misconduct includes arriving to work under the influence of alcohol, stealing from the company or forging identity documents.  [View news story]
    oh well... there go all the Investment Bankers !
    Feb 19, 2009. 12:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Currents Poll: Should the U.S. give automakers the extra aid they're asking for or push for bankruptcy? Speak up in comments.  [View news story]
    When a Senior GM manager says Gee maybe we should consider a different business model" at this stage of the game, its time for someone else to re-organize them !
    Feb 18, 2009. 11:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ingrassia on the Obama administration's need for a proper name for the Detroit bailout. "They might consider Government Restructuring of the Entire Automotive Terrain. Except that even proponents of this bailout don't consider this situation to be GREAT."  [View news story]
    Its all been done before and it was a total failure. When UK nationalised the auto industry int he late 60s you got British Motor Corporation that designed and built some of the most abysmal cars ever and finally went out of business ...nothing new here methinks ...let the market do its thing and cleanse before we have no money left
    Jan 16, 2009. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg wires reporting Chrysler will idle its North American plan from Jan. 1-19.  [View news story]
    How about forever > Sell off Jeep...only brand with a modicum of crediblity left!
    Dec 12, 2008. 02:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nothing has changed as we continue to follow money to nowhere Thank you Mr Paulson the serial market manipulator -- once again Politics trumps Economic common sense
    Dec 12, 2008. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment