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Government Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Government Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Mark Gongloff  09. 5.2012
Thing One: We're From The Government: All last week, Republicans painted Democrats as the party of Big Government. Last night, the Dems...
Obama Has Some Splaining To Do

Obama Has Some Splaining To Do

Mark Gongloff  09. 4.2012
At least 834 exoplanets have been discovered so far, but there are only seven and a half business-type things you need to know each day....
All Eyes On Jackson Hole

All Eyes On Jackson Hole

Jillian Berman  08.30.2012
Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: All Eyes On Jackson...
Paul Ryan Tells Hard (To Find) Truths

Paul Ryan Tells Hard (To Find) Truths

Mark Gongloff  08.30.2012
Thing One: Truth-Telling: A night after Chris Christie promised America that his party would tell hard truths about the economy, his party's...
Chris Christie To Economy: Drop Dead

Chris Christie To Economy: Drop Dead

Mark Gongloff  08.28.2012
Programming Note: This is the last newsletter produced with the assistance of Khadeeja Safdar, who for some reason has decided to further...
Which Mitt Romney Would Run Our Economy?

Which Mitt Romney Would Run Our Economy?

Mark Gongloff  08.27.2012
Thing One: Meet The Real Mitt: Hello, America, are you super-excited about the chance this week to meet the "real" Mitt Romney, in Florida?...
Angry Nature Demands Payment

Angry Nature Demands Payment

Mark Gongloff  08.26.2012
Thing One: Nature Versus Us: Somebody must have given Mother Nature some Chiffon margarine, because She is pissed. Tropical Storm Isaac...
Regulators Scramble To Find New Way To Rein In Wall Street

Regulators Scramble To Find New Way To Rein In Wall Street

Jillian Berman  08.24.2012
Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning. So today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Regulators Scrambling...
Fed Giving Some Serious Thought To Action This Time

Fed Giving Some Serious Thought To Action This Time

Mark Gongloff  08.23.2012
Thing One: The Fed's A Big Tease: Stripping: It seems everyone is doing it these days. Matthew McConaughey. The Octomom. Journalists, God...
BREAKING: Private Equity Perhaps Not Entirely Evil

BREAKING: Private Equity Perhaps Not Entirely Evil

Mark Gongloff  08.22.2012
Thing One: The Many Faces Of Private Equity: Private equity is apparently a far more complicated subject than we had been led to believe....
Citi CEO: We're Just The Right Height

Citi CEO: We're Just The Right Height

Mark Gongloff  08.20.2012
Thing One: Citigroup Is Juuuust Right: Like Billy Joel, Vikram Pandit loves Citigroup just the way it is. The Citi CEO told the Financial...
Lamest. Bubble. Ever. Deflates

Lamest. Bubble. Ever. Deflates

Mark Gongloff  08.20.2012
Programming Note: Thanks very much to the incomparable Jillian Berman for handling the newsletter last week. Come to think of it, she wrote...
Facebook Loses A Lot Of Friends, And Money

Facebook Loses A Lot Of Friends, And Money

Jillian Berman  08.17.2012
You may be wondering why 7.5 things felt a little different this week. HuffPostBiz's financial news guru Mark Gongloff is off enjoying...
Surprise: Wall Street Blow Up May End Without Criminal Charges

Surprise: Wall Street Blow Up May End Without Criminal Charges

Jillian Berman  08.16.2012
You may be wondering why 7.5 things felt a little different this week. HuffPostBIz's financial news guru Mark Gongloff is off enjoying...