Forbes

More Hot Links: Cronkite, Bruno & the Weinermobile

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Business ethics issues surround the hit film Bruno.  People need to lighten up.  (Forbes) CBS News lionizes it’s own:  Walter Cronkite‘s career and legacy .  (CBS News) Barry Ritholtz takes a look at the rapidly collapsing income taxes being collected by state governments; muni bond investors take note.  (TBP)…

Hot Links: Ratings Agencies, Europeans and the Power of "No"

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… OMG you guys, I love it when you hear that famous people are friends, I like to come up with my own combinations and pretend they hang out…like Kevin James and Phillip Seymour Hoffman…ok, sorry…so Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and Oprah and Ted Turner and Mike Bloomberg and all…

Whitney's Latest Concern: Pulled Consumer Credit Lines

The latest prognostication from the Credit Cassandra AKA Meredith Whitney is alarming to say the least.  It concerns the fact that she sees up to 50% of all consumer credit lines being yanked at exactly the worst time for any prospects of a recovery…which would mean now. From Forbes (FP): Whitney discussed credit card lines…

Bail-ski: A Toast to the Russian Oligarchs, They're Gonna Need It

    Forbes Russia just put out its 100 Wealthiest Russians lists and in the spirit of Glasnost, I thought I’d open up the discussion here. The numbers are out and the news is uglier than that thing on Gorbachev‘s head for Russia’s billionaire oligarch class… From Forbes Russia via The Guardian UK: The number…

Forbes 400 List: Out of Date, But Still Interesting

The just-published 27th annual Forbes 400 list, a ranking of the wealthiest people in the world, does not disappoint. Buffett, Gates, Carlos Slim, the Ikea guy, Page and Brin, Ellison, Bloomberg, the Koch’s…all your faves are here again this year although the order of the top 25 has seen quite a bit of jostling and adjustment. One minor…

America's Most Miserable Cities in Forbes

More depression porn…Forbes has a funny-sad slide show up of America’s Most Miserable Cities (yes, I know they all are miserable right now) and the list will not surprise you. Flint, Michigan is, as usual, right in the mix.  The city that gave rise to the comic stylings of docu-slanderer Michael Moore and became a…