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The New Financial Media Moguls: Blodget, Lindzon

Finance superblog BusinessInsider (BI) and financial media juggernaut Reuters butted heads again last week after a $7m capital raise by BI. In a piece on Felix Salmon’s blog, Reuter’s again accused Henry Blodget’s BI of being mere aggregator instead of legit financial news outfit. Salmon played this card 18 months ago too. What I wrote

Linkage: Rates Down If No Debt Ceiling Deal?

Lots of great links today, including one on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s early priorities. To which I’ll lead in which this excerpt from Rob: “Phil Hall wrote ‘Next week is the premiere of two highly anticipated endeavors: the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). One of

Linkage: Rates Down If No Debt Ceiling Deal?

Lots of great links today, including one on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s early priorities. To which I’ll lead in which this excerpt from Rob: “Phil Hall wrote ‘Next week is the premiere of two highly anticipated endeavors: the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). One of

Home Price TABLE: Is U.S. overvalued or undervalued?

The Economist had a good property special section last week, and it’s best summed up by this piece and also the table below showing which global housing markets are overvalued, undervalued, or fair value. The U.S. is categorized in three value measures and the Case Shiller National Index is the broadest data set. And if

Ritholtz On Arianna Huffington Getting Rich Off Unpaid Writers

There’s been lots of chatter about how the top dogs at HuffingtonPost will get rich from AOL’s $315m acquisition of the site, and how that trend may continue because all the content is sourced from bloggers for free. Top-dog financial blogger and money manager Barry Ritholtz has a great take on this model that’s followed

Ritholtz On Arianna Huffington Getting Rich Off Unpaid Writers

There’s been lots of chatter about how the top dogs at HuffingtonPost will get rich from AOL’s $315m acquisition of the site, and how that trend may continue because all the content is sourced from bloggers for free. Top-dog financial blogger and money manager Barry Ritholtz has a great take on this model that’s followed

Complete Roundup of Holiday Shopping Stats So Far

BusinessInsider just posted a good roundup of Black Friday holiday shopping stats from David Bodamer, chief editor since 2006 of Retail Traffic, a retail real estate trade magazine. Below are his quick summaries of data from core reports along with links to original reports. Bodamer’s full post also has highlights from each report and some