Longevity: How Long You’ll Live and What Will Kill You Fortune Magazine published this great chart. You can read the commentary, but like all great charts, this one speaks for itself. via Businomics Blog: Longevity: How Long Youll Live and What Will Kill You.
The European Financial Crisis and U.S. Financing Opportunities The European financial crisis has sent jitters around the world. For corporate financial managers in the United States the crisis raises questions about the availability of credit for mergers and acquisitions, operating lines and other purposes. So far it appears that credit availability is good for firms […]
Banks More Willing to Lend The latest data from the Federal Reserve Survey of Senior Loan Officers show that banks continue to loosen their credit standards and narrow their interest rate spreads on commercial and industrial loans. The chart shows the percentage of banks that say they are tightening minus the percentage that say they […]
How Are Consumers Able to Keep Spending? Yep, consumers continue not only to spend, but to increase their spending in most months. Here’s the latest data: Over the past 12 months, total consumer spending has increased 4.5 percent. I hear people say that consumers are maxed out on credit, no longer can dip into housing […]
Economy Looking Weak, Data Revisions Don’t Help The economy is certainly weak. The latest report on GDP showed sub-par growth in the second quarter. Revisions to past data, which occur every summer, showed that the first quarter was even worse than we previously thought. Here’s a comparison of GDP growth rates, with “old” indicating the […]
Seth Godin has a stunningly useful commentary on books, libraries and librarians. “The librarian isn’t a clerk who happens to work at a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a teacher. The librarian is the interface between reams of data and the untrained but motivated user.” I learned this […]
By Dr. Bill Conerly Economic uncertainty is only one significant issue facing the telecom industry now, but it intertwines with the technological changes and social changes that are causing so much turmoil in the industry. Once the path for consumer and business spending is defined, the other changes affecting the industry will fall into clearer focus. […]