For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: top talent leaving banks and Wall Street.
There is an air of exodus on Wall Street — and not just among those being fired. As Washington cracks down on compensation and tightens regulation of banks, a brain drain is occurring at some of the biggest ones. They are some of the same banks blamed for setting off the worst downturn since the Depression. Top bankers have been leaving Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and others in rising numbers to join banks that do not face tighter regulation, including foreign banks, or start-up companies eager to build themselves into tomorrow’s financial powerhouses. Others are leaving because of culture clashes at merging companies, like Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, and still others are simply retiring early.
Is this good for banks and Wall Street firms as they rebuild themselves as stronger, more risk averse entities, or will the best leaving and/or refusing to work for these companies weaken them further?
Before we begin, some prayers and thoughts for the friends and family of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart. Rest in peace, Nick.Moving forward, isn't there a golf tournament this week? Active leaderboard available here. UPDATE: Live broadcast of Amen Corner holes now available here!!! How 'bout Anthony Kim's round yesterday? Eleven birdies in one round. Are you kidding me? Nice rounds also yesterday for Sergio, Rory, Kenny, Angel, and Phil. So, predictions for today? With NBA playoff positions set, what do you see? Will there be any surprises, or are LeBron and Kobe destined to meet in the finals? Same question in the NHL: any surprises, or will we go according to Hoyle and see the Bruins and the Sharks in the finals?Am I missing anything?
President Barack Obama talks to France's President Nicolas Sarkozy after crossing the "Two Banks Bridge" on the Rhine river in Strasbourg April 4, 2009.
Topics in today's show: Geithner wants to replace more CEOs, Ward Churchill wins his court case, The Obama administration ditches the term "War on Terror", and TV Land announces a dating show for cougars.Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Why did the RINO Gang of Three vote against Obama's budget last week?
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Topics in today's show: North Korea launches long rang rocket, President Obama guarantees GM and Chrysler warranties, Michelle Obama touches the Queen, and Bill O'Reilly boycotts Sean Penn. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: you tell us!
It's Opening Day for MLB! Make your division winner predictions now so that we can make fun of you later. :-)NBA heading towards playoffs: can Boston or Orlando stop LeBron from facing the Lakers in the finals? NHL heading towards playoffs: Boston and San Jose pulling away. Are they heading towards a faceoff for the cup?Any final thoughts about yesterday's college b-ball games?Anything else?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: North Korea launches rocket.
North Korea fired a long-range rocket over Japan on Sunday, provoking international outrage and triggering an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council as it succeeded in grabbing the world's attention. The reclusive communist state's official media said a satellite had been launched into orbit, and it was now circling the earth transmitting revolutionary songs. But both the U.S. military and South Korea said nothing had entered orbit. U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.N. Security Council should deliver a strong message to North Korea for what analysts believe was effectively a test of a ballistic missile designed to carry a warhead potentially as far as Alaska.
Wait a minute: wasn't North Korea involved in such activities because of George W. Bush? Wasn't the world going to immediately become a safe place once Obama became president? How can this be that North Korea and Iran are still pursuing such weaponry with The One in the White House? Maybe more important, what will the healer of all evil things do about this OTHER than call on the U.N.? And will media gush and fawn over his response whatever it is?
Speaking to Al Sharpton's National Action Network on April 3, VP Joe Biden decries "senseless violence" of Binghamton shootings. Note group's slogan on backdrop. Photo AP/Stephen Chernin.
Let's get ready to rumble:
8:47 PM ET (3) Villanova vs. (1) North Carolina6:07 PM ET (2) Michigan State vs. (1) Connecticut
Vegas line: UCONN - 4 1/2, UNC - 7 1/2You folks know me: I go for the dogs unless I have a pony in the race. What say you?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Give President Obama a Grade.The good folks over at MSNBC.com are asking what readers think of Obama's performance. Given the leaning of their viewers, you can imagine how this will be skewed.With that in mind, let's give these folks a hand (h/t NB reader Stephany).
President Barack Obama bows to Saudi King Abdullah at the G-20 conference in London. Photo AFP.
Topics in today's show: Anti-war protests in Washington DC, GM and Chrysler want more money, Americans spent 8 hours a day at their computer, and Zac Efron has dropped out of remaking "footloose". Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com.