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Fed sees West’s housing lifted by ‘rock-bottom’ prices

The Fed’s San Francisco unit had few uplifting words to say about the West’s real estate markets in the final 2008 “Beige Book,” a Federal Reserve Board report on regional economic conditions that’ ... HERE!) In this #8 regional “Beige Book” recap for 2008, (Read full REPORT HERE!) the Fed’s take [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 20:30:16

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Fed calls West’s housing markets feeble

The Fed’s San Francisco unit had its harshest words to date to say about the West’s real estate markets in the first 2009 “Beige Book,” a Federal Reserve Board report on regional economic ... by the bay. (MAP HERE!) In this #1 regional “Beige Book” recap for 2009, (Read full REPORT HERE [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 08:20:07

Fed sees West’s housing slump as ’severe’

Vegas The Fed’s San Francisco unit had little good this to say about the West’s real estate markets in the “Beige Book,” a Federal Reserve Board report on regional economic conditions that’s done eight times a year ... Beige Book” recap is No. 7 for 2008. (Read full REPORT HERE!) As for local real estate activity … [more...]

Date: 2008-10-16 21:14:53

January Joy

This is the book that I am currently reading with Ben. It is SO very good ... , I recommend you read this book. I promise to give a full book report when I'm finished, as of now, I'm ... . Our last membership was at Alpine Presbyterian church in Longview, Texas. Such good people there. We've [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 23:31:00

NEA Study Shows Reading on the Rise, No Idea Why

[Note: Don't forget that our survey for Booksquare University is still open ... worded as it is: Online readers also report reading books. Eighty-four percent of adults who read ... print or online. Online reader “also” report reading books? Also? This after, as Carolyn Kellogg [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 03:37:07

The assassination of JFK: Case not closed

This piece was first published 15 years ago in a slightly different form in the Anderson Valley Advertiser ... Americans doubt the official version of events as set forth in the Warren Commission Report of 1964 ... of the Warren Report, Posner’s supposedly definitive book allows mainstreamers to believe what they’ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-23 00:35:00

Marcus Wilder's Naive & Abroad: Mexico Painted Mask

You will read things you never knew about Aztecs, invaders, revolutionaries, Negroes, smugglers, bandits, Texas Rangers, marijuana, drug wars, ... s excellent website , but I cannot say that I necessarily agree with many of his assertions. In fact ... to be like an unbiased news report, and this is a book that is certainly newsworthy—be assured [more...]

Date: 2008-11-02 17:35:00

NBCC Spreads False Rumors About Washington Post

Late Friday, the National Book Critics Circle demonstrated its commitment to accuracy by reporting a rumor that The Washington Post Book World was ... with established facts. Should I learn anything hard and specific, I will certainly report it here [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 02:17:41

Happy New Year!

Ah, the Monday after New Year’s. The day when most kids are headed back to the classroom and parents head back to their offices ( ... before the big science fair project, book report, or historical diorama made entirely of uncooked pasta ... we are four miles from home (I forgot last week); 4 That we only get one last minute report, grant [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 10:00:17

Buck Slightly Higher

In the currency market, the dollar inched higher against the euro. Late Wednesday, the euro was trading at $1.3176 vs. $1.3187 on Tuesday ... margins.” The Fed’s Beige Book report covering early December to early January painted a sober picture ... credit standards and a drop in lending activity. Banks’ woes continued, as Deutsche Bank warned [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:10:52

Heroes Con 2008 Comic Journalism Panel

comic journalism panel. I also played fan at this show, getting a bunch of stuff signed from the talented creators present. ( ... Picture idea stolen from Chris Sims‘ con report.) Books signed at Heroes Con Turns ... , and fun. And it’s a cartoon waiting to happen. (For information on getting your own copy, email [more...]

Date: 2008-06-25 01:39:16

Bankruptcy for Lehman

Okay, things are coming together in the Lehman situation, though there are worries about things coming apart more generally as financial markets continue to unravel. Let's start with John Jansen: Bankruptcy, by John Jansen: The New York Times is reporting(via Deal Book) that Lehman will file for bankruptcy this evening [more...]

Date: 2008-09-14 23:32:00

FX Market Overview

Yesterday was a dark day for most markets and the deluge of dreadful dire data didn’t desist ... of increasing unemployment and tight credit markets made their presence felt. US factories also prepared ... and the US Federal Reserve’s Beige Book; a report from the 12 Federal Banking regions was about as depressing [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 12:33:43

Here Come the Progressives!

Posted by willyloman on December 25, 2008 by Justin Raimondo, AntiWar Well, well, well – it looks like our war-birds over at the American Enterprise Institute are getting kicked out of their very well-feathered nest, as Jacob Heilbrunn, author of a fascinating book on the neoconservatives, reports: [more...]

Date: 2008-12-25 15:16:11

Coming This Week…

by Matthew Schwarzfeld - Credit: ProPublica Tuesday, July 15 New Yorker writer Jane Mayer releases her new book “The Dark Side, ... his semiannual report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The testimony couldn’t come ... The Netroots Nation Conference (held in Austin, Texas) begins, running through Sunday. 9:30 [more...]

Date: 2008-07-14 18:06:00

GM and Chrysler get US$17.4 billion bailout

They’ve done it, the Detroit boys have managed to secure federal emergency loans to execute their plans to stay afloat ... by law, firms must allow the government to examine their accounting books and records, firms must report ... , the healther of the Detroit 3, is still asking for a US$9 billion government line of credit in case [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 09:09:13

Another Week of GW News, July 22, 2007

Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup(skip to bottom) Top Stories, Australian Cap&Trade, CU-Boulder SLR Report, North Pole Swim, Darfur Hurricanes ... , Europe, Australia, India, China, Canada Ecological Economics, Apocalypso, Books Energy, NPC Report [more...]

Date: 2007-07-24 11:47:00

Anatomy of a Train Wreck

From The Independent Institute:<p>Causes of the Financial Meltdown</p> ... . In this regard, we hope that you will find the following, new, in-depth Independent Policy Report ... This unique and far-reaching Policy Report is included in our forthcoming book, Housing America [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 04:57:52

It’s not your length that matters, it’s how much they like it!

I swore I wouldn’t write this post. Really! But I couldn’t help myself ... his advice. They cite the conventional copywriting wisdom that long copy out-pulls short. To his credit ... book. And yes, they report that the longer the letter, the better it pulls. (I read something [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:50:39

Thought for the Day

Saturday, January 17, 2009 Tonight’s lunar last quarter phase will reveal an illuminated left-sided semi-circle ... an Astrology Report or book a Live Personal Reading with Phil. For more information click on the two [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 05:00:09

New Year - Cornell Chapter 11

src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">Happy New Year! ... was pleased and will presumably be sending me lots more books to review or report on.On to Cornell....Once [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 19:43:00

Kennedy Refuses To Disclose Finances

Extremely wealthy and of famous pedigree, the Kennedy who wants to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S ... , publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals ... , who has no political experience, wants more special treatment as she tries to slip into the U.S. Senate without even [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 15:12:47


GM and Chrysler get US$17.4 billion bailoutThey’ve done it, ... , firms must allow the government to examine their accounting books and records, firms must report any [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 13:35:00


That's the number of questions Caroline Kennedy has answered in her pursuit to secure Hillary Clinton's seat, ... for election to the Senate, Ms. Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 17:17:00

The Bailout Bonanza Rolls On

Special For Agora Financial Readers: Get a FREE Copy of the Just-Released I.O.U.S.A. DVD... At last, here's how you can own the award-winning I.O ... companion book... plus, our new personal "bailout paycheck" strategy report, which shows you how [more...]

Date: 2008-12-06 17:05:00

Princess Caroline Declines To Reveal Info About Personal Finances

The Caroline Kennedy for Senate story gets more and more interesting ... . Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments greater than $5,000 [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 15:38:33

The Publishing Industry Needs to Embrace Technology

During Book Expo America, ebooks were the hot topic. A report from the New York Times signaled that there is some within the industry who are fearful ... booksellers the right to return unsold books for credit. National Book Company in Dunnsmore, PA, a major [more...]

Date: 2008-06-15 09:00:20

The Costs Of Not Being Mean

The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Californians: Executive Summary fairus ... outlays still amount to nearly $9 billion per year. The annual fiscal burden from those three areas ... health care and checking out library books. They also said it will encourage card holders to report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 19:14:30

Lauren Conrad scores movie deal for 'L.A. Candy'

Good news for those who were less than enthused about Kristin Cavallari's debut on "The Hills" last night: Lauren Conrad is making her way back to the screen. Well, sort of. Conrad's debut novel, "L.A. Candy" is being made into a movie. Temple Hill Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to the book, and Conrad herself will serve as executive producer, Variety reports . [more...]

Date: 2009-09-30 17:09:37

Monday Report

This was one of those weekends where I unexpectedly came across a lot of different things I hadn't seen before. It started with a visit to Barnes & Noble where they were highlighting three surprisingly ... a peek at the book (well actually looked at every page). So I can now report that this is far [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 05:01:00

Monster Mash: Breaking News and Headlines

-- L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art is in deep financial trouble. Read Mike Boehm's front-page report in today's Times ... a museum and foundation offices in Beverly Hills. Another report on that possibility here. -- Nominees for the 59th annual National Book Awards will be announced tonight in New York. They include [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 18:24:36

1 Book, 5 Minutes

Jim: We were not planning to do a book discussion for months and months from now. But there were 21 e-mails last week noting "2008 in books ( ... of Like Maria Said Paz; Ruth of Ruth's Report; Wally of The Daily Jot; Trina of Trina's Kitchen, Marcia [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 11:35:00

Bank stocks rally despite projections of fresh losses

Financial stocks have rallied the last four days, but not because their earnings are getting any better ... of the mortgage assets clogging their books. The credit raters downgraded a record $745 billion ... in a report issued today. The six companies -- Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 23:26:46

Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

-- Christopher Knight reports that the Museum of Contemporary Art board is prepared to formally approach the Los Angeles County Museum of Art about ... of both. -- The National Book Award nominees were announced this morning in Chicago. A full report ... Philharmonic. -- Washington, D.C.'s, National Museum [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 18:45:09

Beige Book in a tag cloud: Continued gloom

The Fed’s Beige Book is a hefty document that several times a year pulls together reports on economic activity from each of the Federal Reserve's 12 ... have been worse. To their credit, the Beige book's writers used many different phrases: "continued to weaken ... cloud! activity banks business commercial conditions construction consumer contacts [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 20:53:43

Radiohead Denies Scoring Next Chuck Palahniuk Film

After reports circulated that Radiohead had written a score for the upcoming film, Choke, based on a Chuck Palahniuk book by the same title, a representative of the band called the report hogwash. Apparently, the band's song "Reckoner ... some fact checking. BBC later posted an update, to its credit, but the story had already been picked [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 17:28:31

Quizzle tip: Download Suze Orman’s “2009 Action Plan” free at Oprah.com!

Quizzle tip: Download Suze Orman\'s new finance book for free from Oprah.com! ... it! Heck, with your free credit report in Quizzle and Suze’s advice, you can totally get yourself ... financial path! Duh…Quizzle is free and full of freebies, right? So, here is a very cool freebie [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:21:17

Morning Newspaper: VL edition

Content provided by A Sea Of Blue. ... of the last ten meetings have been upsets, according to this Bleacher Report piece. Is this good news ... much credit to MIami. But in all honestly, he is right about one very important thing, if possibly [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 17:15:02

Making Preparations and Taking Action in Today’s Deflationary Environment

Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from Robert Prechter’s 2002 best-selling book, ... to this article, visit Elliott Wave International to download the free 15-page report about how to protect ... The ultimate effect of deflation is to reduce the supply of money and credit. Your goal is to make sure [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:23:47

Library groups step up criticism of Google settlement; FTC jumps in; Google agrees to draw up privacy policy

Norman Oder of Library Journal reports: In a flurry of comments filed with the federal court New York overseeing the proposed Google Book Search settlement, library groups have stepped up their criticism, joined by several industry heavyweights. On the other side, a variety of supporters have emerged, notably smaller academic institutions that believe that the institutional subscription database (ISD) would be a far better deal than having to try to match a major research library. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-03 22:39:28

Finance - Books on Personal Loans

by Jorg Maurer Personal loans and all the terminology that goes with it can make your head spin after awhile ... issues including fixing up homes, then this book will give you calibre information in both areas ... , there have been a couple of which yield we report upon how to compensate off debt, together with credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:40:29

Detroit Free Press: 'Which Books Would Palin Want to Ban?'

false media hubub about Sarah Palin being an alleged "book banner" comes much more serious news about the British publisher of "Jewel of Medina," ... Street at 0225 GMT on Saturday. Will the U.S. media report this event? I'm not exactly holding ... , an associate professor of Islamic history at the University of Texas, condemned the book as “offensive” [more...]

Date: 2008-09-28 17:37:03

The Next Front in the Rankings War: Paying Admitted Students to Retake the LSAT?

I previously blogged the rankings implications of the new early admission programs at Illinois and Michigan for admitting their undergrads without ... ; World Report. Here’s what happened at Baylor this year: When the class that enrolled this fall ... offered any admitted student a $300 book credit at the campus store just for taking the SAT again [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 15:07:16

Bank bail-outs

Bank bail-outsBack for moreBank of America and Citigroup report awful results, ... primarily by write-downs in its capital-markets divisions, although the credit risks in its loan books ... of public money was made available on Friday, in the form of a $20 billion capital injection [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 17:04:00


Teresa Sullivan et al's book, As We Forgive Our Debtors (1989, see Chap 8, specifically) ... -earner females in the bankruptcy sample. Domowitz and Sartain do not report any effect of gender ... points out that women were not even guaranteed credit in their own names until 1970 (or 1974 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 16:47:18

A cat fight at the Fed

Apparently they're not all singing from the same hymn book these days over at the Federal Reserve as Philly Fed President Charles Plosser has broken ranks with Fed Chief Ben Bernanke on how the central bank is using its massive balance sheet ... , if the world does avoid another Great Depression, what will it look like? This report at MarketWatch tells [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 07:02:38

Universal Service

According to this November 6, 2008 article in the Examiner, the following appears in The Plan: Big Ideas for America, a book Rahm Emanuel coauthored: It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal ... of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training [more...]

Date: 2008-11-09 01:00:00

stack of books

This is a guest post from Aaron Stannard, who is the editor of Working Smarter, a productivity blog for managers and presenters ... a company; Not understanding key processes, such as how to file an expense report; Not knowing ... about changes until the day of implementation; and Lastly, not knowing whom to report to regarding [more...]

Date: 2008-08-09 10:18:43

Dome, death and history......

An extra credit report: Some years ago James got mad at Dome for reporting things not in line with his views, the correct view ... hold his breath until he turned blue. And BlueNC was founded. The history of North Carolina is full of interesting stories like this. Visit your public library today and ask for books on North [more...]

Date: 2008-10-09 14:51:02

January Effect for Credit But Not Equities

Good Evening: 2009 has put seven trading days into the books, and it already bears a passing resemblance to the opening days of 2008 ... drivers of price action were a further digestion of Friday’s payrolls report and some weakness ... . And, as the BAC/MER report you see below points out, the downward revisions to previously reported [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 03:49:07

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