Griping Online? Comcast Hears You and Talks Back New York Times
A Turkish theater for World War III Chan Akyam, Asia Times. I have no idea how likely the author’s scenario is, but the piece does suggest, if nothing else, that Turkey is going to become a flash point.
It’s NOT international trade. Don’t be fooled Econospeak. The last paragraph swings and misses, but the rest of piece presents an underexamined line of thought.
TNK-BP chief executive Robert Dudley quits Russia Times Online, plus a different example of the same phenomenon, An Investment Gets Trapped in Kremlin’s Vise The New York Times. The number one issue in investing in countries that lack proper due process even for the natives is you are at risk of having your assets expropriated. China enthusiasts take note.
US Banks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Institutional Risk Analytics. This article says that the majority of banks in the US look to be in good shape and then looks at BankAtlantic, CapOne, and WaMu. This newsletter is the past has been more downbeat about about the banking industry, I wonder if it felt the need to distance itself from the bloggers that Shiela Bair said were “out of control”.
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