credit: Ross C. The fed made a move today to help unclog the credit markets, and the stock market has shown some early gains, moving back over 10,000 to start the day: Wall Street is moderately higher in early trading, with investors encouraged by a Federal Reserve plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt […]
House Passes $700 Billion Bailout Bill
After going down to defeat earlier in the week in the House, the second version of the bailout bill was passed today without a problem: The House of Representatives passed a sweeping, $700 billion economic rescue package after reconsidering the measure it failed to green-light earlier this week. The vote was 263 to 171, […]
Lost In Bailout Talk: Second Stimulus Check is Dead On Arrival
The last couple of weeks we have seen a lot of news about our struggling economy, bailouts of troubled financial companies and buyouts of their their troubled assets. This news is important, and it’s obvious we need to be talking about it. One thing that has been lost in all of this coverage, however, is […]
Senate OKs $700B bailout
A few days after the House rejected a similar $700 billion bailout plan, the Senate on Wednesday gave approval to a similar but slightly different bailout plan. The new plan which now includes several other measures meant to sweeten the pot and bring some members who previously voted the plan down to the table, should […]
Bankruptcy, Not Bailout?
Many are saying that if we don’t come up with a bailout package, that the economy will crash because of the lack of credit available to companies and consumers. Others are saying that a bailout of struggling companies by taxpayers isn’t a good idea either, and that a plan involving insuring the troubled assets would […]
House Defeats $700B Financial Markets Bailout
I was eating my lunch this afternoon when I saw something that surprised me. The $700 billion bailout package moving through congress was defeated by the house today. I can’t say I think the bailout package is a great idea, but I am surprised that it didn’t pass: The House on Monday defeated a $700 […]
I Guess I Spoke Too Soon!? No Deal on $700 Billion Bailout.. Yet.
Yesterday I posted the news that we had all been waiting to hear. Congress had finally come to an agreement and had settled on a bailout deal to help jump-start our faltering markets. The price tag? A mere $700 billion dollars. At the announcement of proposed deal the Dow Jones industrials enjoyed a 196-point gain […]
Still Think Credit Card Companies Aren’t Evil? Read This.
News flash – credit card companies are not looking out for your best interests A common theme that I have on this blog is that credit card companies are never looking out for your best interests, and you need to make sure you always keep a wary eye on them. Think those rewards cards have […]
It’s So Hard To Let You Go. Rest In Peace Old Friend.
A Phone Call At Work Yesterday was a hard day. I had to say goodbye to a very good friend, one of the best that I’ve ever had. It all started when I got a phone call from my mom around 3 in the afternoon while I was at work. When she calls me at […]
A Recession? You Bet – But It’ll Probably Be Short And Mild
As we get further into 2008, and the financial woes from the credit crunch and the housing bust start to loom a bit bigger, most people are finally beginning to accept the fact that we are headed into a recession. The disagreement comes when you start talking about how long the recession is going to […]
Foreclosure Crisis: Is It Really All That Bad?
For the last few months all we’ve been hearing about are the rising issues in the sub-prime market, and how people’s homes have been foreclosed on left and right. From watching the news you would think that just about everyone has lost their home by now. They make it seem like only the wealthy can […]
Toshiba Exits HD DVD Business, Ceding Market To Sony’s Blu-ray – WSJ.com
Big news in the technology world today – it looks like the High-definition format war is over and Blu-Ray has won! Toshiba announced today it is pulling out of the HD-DVD business: Toshiba Exits HD DVD Business, Ceding Market to Sony’s Blu-ray – WSJ.com: TOKYO — Blaming the loss of support from a key movie […]
Fed Cuts Interest Rate Amid Global Stock Sell-Off And Fears Of Recession
Fed cuts interest rate: The Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in stock markets that heightened concerns about a recession. The Fed signaled that further rate cuts were likely. Does anyone think this is actually going to help?