Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wednesday (Rally) Randomosity!

  • Kindle e-book reader for $AAPL iPhone. Great news!  Amazon said that it has made a free Kindle application available through the App Store operated by Apple Inc. ... Users can download the application free of charge and use it to read electronic versions of books over their Apple devices.   I've been using Stanza and downloading books elsewhere, but this really opens up the library. Tanx, AMZN.
  • Stocks rise for the first time in 5 days.  Don't give me that look! Truly, they did!  Stocks broke a five-day losing streak Wednesday as hope spread that China and the U.S. are taking convincing action to restart their economies.  Prices for key commodities such as oil and metals also soared, lifting shares of industrial companies like Alcoa Inc. and Caterpillar Inc.
  • "Convincing."  LOL.  And watch the oil prices.  Everyone knows the US isn't doing anything about ending our reliance on foreign sources of oil.  And we know how that strategy has worked out time and time again.  Not well.
  • Greg Mankiw takes on Paul Krugman. 
  • It's Wednesday, Muck.  Don't forget to take out the trash tonight!