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Tired Business Cliche List

CNBC‘s Power Lunch asked viewers to email them with the business cliche that is the most annoying to them. I’m not a joiner, so I didn’t email them.  Thought I’d share them right here instead.  Feel free to comment if I missed any. 1.  “At the end of the day…” 2.  “Outside the Box” 3. …

Pick Your Favorite Recovery Shape!

Cindy Perman of CNBC’s Pony Blog has a great post up today that asks what shape the economic recovery may take.  The choices range from the typical U, V, and W-shaped recoveries to some more, umm, unconventional ideas, like the lighning bolt, bath tub, square root or my personal contribution to the piece, the fabled Mickey Mouse-shaped recovery….

Ritholtz Explains Blogging to Joe Kernan

Barry Ritholtz took a moment to explain blogging to CNBC’s Joe Kernan and as a fellow financial blogger, I though it was a terrific and succinct description of what we do and why.  Joe Kernan (an ex-broker and an anchor that I have always liked) seemed to have taken a page from Dennis Kneale‘s playbook yesterday and…

Breakfast Links: Dr Tatoff, Richard Russell and Dayton

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Barry Ritholtz on why CNBC has very little control over it’s own ratings.  (TBP) California’s tatoo removal chain Dr Tatoff could be a hot IPO.  (DealBook) Joseph Stiglitz wants to keep shoveling the stimulus.  (EconomistsView) Forbes sees a glimmer of hope in Dayton, Ohio – a city they recently counted…

Breakfast Links: Heidi Moore, Bill Clinton & Runpee.com

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Heidi Moore get’s her head handed to her by Matt Taibbi after her silly Goldman Defense…(TrueSlant) Is Taibbi’s next conquest Charlie Gasparino and CNBC?  On Imus Radio?  (Clusterstock) Mike Konczal on unemployment insurance, great post.  (Rortybomb) Finally, an interesting stimulus handout:  Advanced batteries for cars.  (WSJ) Bill Clinton is STILL…

Hot Links: CNBC, Fox Biz & Larry Summers

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Bronte Capital takes on these phony baloney explanations of how Goldman Sachs could have made $22 billion in High Frequency trading.  (Bronte) Speaking of Goldman, how has Warren Buffett fared with his stake?  (Hint: he kicked ass so far).  (DealBook) I thought this faux-CNBC homepage artwork was hysterical. (TBP) Even…

Breakfast Links: Ben Stein, Rock Radio & Intern Eating Contests

Stuff I’m Reading This Morning… Felix Salmon calls Ben Stein a predator, or a shill for a predator…tomato, tomaato.  (Reuters) Goldman announces it’s acquisition of the Treasury Dep’t…LOL!  (Andy Borowitz) Jamie Dimon on a CIT Bankruptcy:  “Whatever, dog.”  (DealBook) It’s Summertime!  So let the intern eating contests begin on The Street!  (Dealbreaker) Is the “Equity-Merchant…

Denninger's Trojan Horse

The silly war between the financial blogger community and CNBC’s Dennis Kneale was just decided tonight, with very little bombast I might add.  Kneale, the former magazine* editor-turned-pundit lost, and he probably doesn’t know it yet. (* Kids reading this in college, I’ll explain what a magazine is/ was later) Karl Denninger, who is good…

Hot Links: Ritholtz v Carney, Kneale v ZeroHedge, Chinese v Amish

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… There were two big rivalries this week, so we’ll cover those first… First, Barry Ritholtz threw down the gauntlet over John Carney‘s (Clusterstock) contention that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was a major contributor to the housing and credit meltdown.  Barry offered to debate for a cash prize of up…

Another FOMC Day…Hold All My Calls Until After 2:15

From the New York Times: Investors are hoping for reassuring words from the Federal Reserve. The central bank is widely expected to leave its key rate unchanged at a range of zero to 0.25 percent. Its outlook for the economy, however, is less clear. Gauges of the economy have been improving, but they not yet…