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Obama (Finally) Gets Tough on Wall Street

In stunning news this morning, President Obama has reversed course and will propose a kind of Glass-Steagall II, as well... More

Audit Notes: A Tax a Reaganite Can Love, Cramer, Mad Max

David Stockman, who was in the Reagan cabinet as budget director, comes out swinging for a too-big-to-fail bank tax in... More

Bloomberg Punctures the Fed’s French Excuse

Bloomberg advances the AIG/French-banks story today quite a little bit. That's the one where the Fed said it had to... More

The NYT Will Charge Online

That’s a good thing

It's official. The New York Times says it will stop giving away its expensive-to-produce paper online and institute a metered... More

Audit Notes: FCIC’s Missing Media, What Crisis?, L’Affaire AIG

What did we miss as press coverage of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission fizzled last week? On Friday, we pointed... More

Citi Not Quite As Awful As Last Year, Says Dow Jones

Here's a strange Wall Street Journal headline (of a Dow Jones Newswires story): "Citi Loss Narrows." Yeah—to $7.6 billion. Is... More

The WSJ on Another Junk-Debt Boom

The bubble is back. If you hadn't already figured that out, that's the lesson from The Wall Street Journal's excellent... More

Audit Notes: Ignoring State Regs, Busy Bhatia, Volcker Vacuum

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission talked to state regulators—the only ones with credibility on the predatory-lending issue and you might... More

A WSJ Story Shows TBTF Effects on the Market

The Wall Street Journal is excellent today to spotlight a sudden jump in ARM interest rates on New Year's Eve... More

Steven Pearlstein: Then and Now

What a difference a year makes! Here's the Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein last February: These guys won’t be happy until... More

Audit Notes: Goldie’s AIG CDS, Smarter Readers, Adversarial Stance

James Keller has an interesting post over at RealClearMarkets on the Goldman Sachs/AIG controversy, which he says is "Likely Worse... More

Parsing the Latest Online-Charging Poll

There's yet another poll out there reporting the obvious: Most people say they won't pay for something they get for... More

Revisiting the Journal’s TBTF Citi Story

Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism calls me out for swallowing a Wall Street Journal story showing the Citigroup side in... More

Audit Notes: Frontrunning, Walk Away!, Housing (Still) Deteriorating

The New York Times reports that Goldman Sachs admitted in an email to clients it has traded ahead of its... More

Indirect Subsidies Are Bailouts, Too

Dan Gross at Slate pushes back against the false notion that the banks have paid back all their bailouts—a nasty... More

HuffPost Expands on the Obama Bank-Tax Plan

That bank-tax reported yesterday looks like it will be broader and tougher than initially reported. The Huffington Post quotes a... More

Audit Notes: Goner Jobs, Angelides Questions, More AIG

The WSJ warns that any recovery in employment is going to be slowed by the fact that many of the... More

BizWeek Lures Clicks with Bad Photoshop

This Bloomberg BusinessWeek slideshow on the best places to raise your kids for its is unintentionally (I think) funny. How... More

The Angelides Opportunity

The Angelides Commission starting tomorrow is a key moment in the financial crisis. If it turns out to be a... More

Audit Notes: Dealism, AIG SECrets, Fed Fights Bloomberg

The business-press criticism quote of the day goes to The New York Times for this gem from Eduardo Mestre, an... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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