Citi and the truth about toxic assets (audio)
The Treasury has gone from wanting to buy toxic assets, to steering away from them, and now with the Citigroup bailout, back to TARP. Marketplace editor Kai Ryssdal talks to John Carney of Clusterstock.com about the truth behind the Treasury's decision to bailout Citigroup.
OTC v Exchanges: a question of risk and regulations (video)
Credit default swaps have heightened market anxiety because they are conducted in the over-the-counter market where regulations are few and information about risk is often hidden. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how OTC markets work in this video.
Stratify’s e-discovery solution can now process 750,000 documents a day
With litigation and e-discovery requests expected to skyrocket on the shoulders of the current financial turmoil, Stratify announced enhancements to its Legal Discovery v8.0 service which it says will enable counsel to more efficiently handle fast-breaking investigations and optimize document review.
Day Traders React to Market Volatility
A number of times over the past few weeks, I've heard people say that the current markets aren't good for investing, but are actually great for trading. In fact, the insane volatility creates a perfect market for active traders.
Suite offers risk-mitigating tools to better help clients achieve their trading objectives.
Don’t Leave Home Without ... Bank Status?
The Federal Reserve's ill-conceived decision to provide bank's with anonymity makes the entire process less transparent and only further contributes to the industry's poor reputation and lack of investor confidence.
Ideas for Getting By on $600,000 Per Year
When we read this morning that Lloyd Blankfein and six other top executives at Goldman Sachs are going to forego their bonuses this year, receiving only their $600,000 salaries, we thought, "How are those poor kids going to make ends meet?"
TGIF: Should the Government Stop Dumping Money into A Giant Hole?
The Onion presents a debate on the future of the government's enormous money hole; a trailer for a forthcoming movie about the bailout, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; and a look at the eery similarities between bailout math and Ma and Pa Kettle's financial ideas.
Gartner Offers 11 Data Center Energy-Saving Tips
Gartner has just released a list of 11 data center best practices that it says could save companies a million kilowatt hours. Some of the ideas, such as plugging holes in the floor, are obvious, but did you know that you can raise the temperature of your data center to 76 degrees without adversely affecting equipment? Or that a 20 percent reduction in fan speed yields electrical savings of approximately 49 percent? You can read the tips