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Synchronized Sinking

Synchronized Sinking

Mark Gongloff  05.25.2012
Thing One: Synchronized Sinking: Sometimes togetherness is not such a good thing. A bunch of downbeat economic data on Thursday all at...
Euro Breakup Ahead

Euro Breakup Ahead

Mark Gongloff  05.23.2012
Thing One: Preparing For Divorce: Europe and Greece are at the stage in their stormy marriage where they are consulting with divorce lawyers....
Facebook's Fiasco

Facebook's Fiasco

Mark Gongloff  05.22.2012
Thing One: Welcome To Facebook's Nightmare: The Facebook IPO has quickly turned from a mild embarrassment into a five-alarm nightmare....
Facebook Blame Game

Facebook Blame Game

Mark Gongloff  05.21.2012
Thing One: Facebook Blame Game: The hot new Facebook game is not Farmville or Mob Wars but the Blame Game. Who is to blame for Facebook's...
Facebook Fallout

Facebook Fallout

Mark Gongloff  05.20.2012
Thing One: Facebook Fallout: At least the Facebook IPO resulted in a wedding. Otherwise it might have been a total disaster. Facebook...
This Is Going To Be Awkward

This Is Going To Be Awkward

Mark Gongloff  05.17.2012
Thing One: Lost Weekend: This weekend is going to be as awkward as one of those forced get-togethers of the Real Housewives of Whatever. Leaders...
Fear The Facebook

Fear The Facebook

Mark Gongloff  05.16.2012
Thing One: Fear The Facebook: Dave Attell has this bit about what fear looks like: To paraphrase, fear looks like a naked man running down...
Greeks Head For Exits

Greeks Head For Exits

Mark Gongloff  05.15.2012
Thing One: Greeks Walk, Don't Run, From Banks: It's not exactly a panic or a full-blown bank run yet, but it looks like Greece is starting...
Regulators Forgive JPMorgan Trade

Regulators Forgive JPMorgan Trade

Mark Gongloff  05.14.2012
Thing One: Regulators Inaction: Feckless U.S. financial-markets regulators are a lot like the referees in professional wrestling: They're...
Dimon Agonistes

Dimon Agonistes

Mark Gongloff  05.14.2012
Thing One: Dimon Agonistes: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. Or bankers. Or both. JPMorgan Chase and its CEO Jamie Dimon...
Fail Whale

Fail Whale

Mark Gongloff  05.10.2012
Thing One: Fail Whale: Jamie Dimon, scourge of financial regulators, overnight become God's gift to financial regulators. The JPMorgan...
Hellenic Handbasket

Hellenic Handbasket

Mark Gongloff  05. 9.2012
Americans need two and a half hours of moderate exercise each week and need to know seven and a half things about the world of business...
Bad Day In The Boardroom

Bad Day In The Boardroom

Mark Gongloff  05. 9.2012
There are 4000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, but only seven and a half things you need to know each day. Here they are: Thing One: Defenestration...
Groundhog Day In Greece

Groundhog Day In Greece

Mark Gongloff  05. 8.2012
Not everybody can get a perfect 800 on the math portion of their SAT the way 12-year-old Joshua Yoon did, but everybody needs to know seven...