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The cram-down decade

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Over the past decade and a half, corporations have been saving more and investing less in their own businesses. A 2005 report from JPMorgan Research noted with concern that, since 2002, American corporations on average ran a net financial surplus of 1.7 percent of the gross domestic product — a drastic change from the previous 40 years, when they had maintained an average deficit of 1.2 percent of G.D.P. More recent studies have indicated that companies in Europe, Japan and China are also running unprecedented surpluses. The reason for all this saving in the United States is that public companies have become ...
or other inappropriate behaviour; and—most famously—London's debtors, the length of their stay determined largely by the whim of their creditors. 1 Run privately for profit, as were all prisons in England until the 19th century, the Marshalsea looked like an Oxbridge college and functioned largely as an extortion racket. For prisoners who could afford the fees, it came with access to a bar, shop, and restaurant, and the crucial privilege of being allowed to leave the prison during the day, which meant debtors could earn money to pay off their creditors. Everyone else was crammed into one of nine small rooms with dozens of ...
scoring scotus part 16
As the bear possession of and purchase government of Manhattan residents have moved greater and higher, income bounded by all four of the boroughs exterior Manhattan have trail inflation over and done near the ending few years, in a stark precedent of the magnification income drink in New York City. In language of wages, Manhattan interaction be doing larger lying on cheap than those in the forty wink of the nation, while families in the four other boroughs are doing worse. In Manhattan, valid wages - give up in footfall in stake of inflation - rose 5.4 percent linking the resourceful garrison of 2002 and 2005, lead via the back ... market research, surveys and trends
Article: The Drowning of New Orleans | Restoration Systems
Stories from the Field will be paying increasing attention to the plight of Louisiana’s wetlands and, ultimately, what RS plans to do to reverse their decline.  It goes without saying that we have some work cooking in the Big Easy and its environs.  But we aren’t ready, quite yet, to pull the jamabalya off the stove.  In the meantime, in the interest of providing a little background on the subject, I submit for your consideration the following article. I do so hesitantly — Mike Grunwald is a little hard on the Corps here.  (In fact, Mike Grunwald has made a living being a little hard on the Corps.)   But this ... market research, surveys and trends


The cram-down decade. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine
It may seem awfully premature to start thinking about defining the decade in finance. But if you start counting from Jan. 1, 2000, it's more than half over. And in this age of the Feiler Faster thesis, it's never too early. And so Moneybox hereby declares the zeros (the oughts?) the Decade of the Cram Down. Earlier this month Brad DeLong concluded that "Bush's version of 'progressive indexing' would kill Social Security." In corporate finance, a "cram-down deal" is defined as a transaction "in which stockholders are forced to accept undesirable terms, such as junk bonds instead ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Big Picture
in the US. Historically, the middle class as we have come to know it was primarily a post-war phenomena. As of late, the group seems to be under increasing pressure, in what Dan Gross calls the " Cram Down decade ." Is it possible that this expansive, home-owning, SUV-driving, plasma-screen watching, internet surfing, day trading, kitchen-renovating, debt laden, cell phone chatting, iPod listening, credit card spending, consumer oriented group was merely a post-war aberration? I sure as hell hope not . . . but if that is the case, a lot of economic infrastructure -- think of each market sector referenced above  -- is ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
They sure don't make summer camps like they used to
Ben Steinberg, 11, of Cranberry, left, and Briar Kentzel, 10, of Pittsburgh, put together a Push-Up Bot at iD Tech Camps. The robot will be configured to do push-ups while balancing books on top. Matthew Kowalyk spent last week at camp, sleeping in a Carnegie Mellon dorm that's nice but "not ventilated well." He walked down the hall -- and not the hill -- to take a shower, and his days were spent in front of the computer, developing a video game he calls "P.O.W. Panic." The 14-year-old from Greensburg also stayed at Boy Scout camp earlier this summer -- sleeping in former Army tents, walking miles to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Transfusion or curse? Counting the cost of Zimbabwe's 'blood diamonds'
Gamba has just bought big. This week he paid $22,000 (£14,300) for a single diamond. Judging by the big wad of folded US dollar bills in his pocket, it will not be his last. In three years Gamba estimates he has made more than $200,000 from black market diamond dealing, enough to buy his family a house and three cars. He is a crucial link in a chain said to connect Zimbabwe 's "blood diamonds" with Mozambique, South Africa, Dubai, Belgium and, ultimately, Bond Street in London and Fifth Avenue in New York. "I've lost count of how many diamonds I've bought - but it has made me rich," said the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


past decade and finds factors for success and failure in light of the above- ...... The court might cram down the reorganisation plan over dissenting ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
CBO Predicts Lower GDP In A Decade -
"The Congressional Budget Office says President Obama's giant economic recovery bill will actually hurt Americans' paychecks in the long run, even if the plan's tax cuts start out putting an extra $13 a week in most worker's pockets.   Building on a report issued last week, the Congressional Budget Office, Congress's official scorekeeper, said the flood of spending will boost the economy in the short term and will create new jobs. But over 10 years, extra debt will "crowd out" private investment, leading to a lower gross domestic product, which would hurt workers' wages.   ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Bail-Ins, Bail-outs, Burden Sharing and Private Sector Involvement ...
Apr 4, 2002 ... Also, CACs would include majority "cram-down clauses" so that an ..... Of the financial crises of last decade (Mexico, Korea, Thailand, ...
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Who wrote the Health Care Bill passed by Congress? - Yahoo! Answers
-It bails-out the S.E.I.U. (one of the largest contributors to the Obama Campaign) at the taxpayer's expense and then exempts them from the cost. -For the first time in American history, we had to pass a bill to find out what was in it. -Most of the the know and "bipartisan" fixes for health care (Tort reform/interstate competition/ etc.)did not make it in this 2700 page bill. -The big rush to cram it through was all about political timing. Anger will die down a little and some benefits will begin before the 2010 election, yet the drastic increase in premiums and taxation will start just after the election. The truth ...
When will the Singularity occur?
One of the fundamental open questions about the Singularity is when will it happen and how fast will the technology advancement get. Projected trends indicate the Singularity should occur by 2020 (this may need to be revised to 2018 or 2016 based on Dani Eder's most recent estimate that the doubling time for computer power has dropped to 9 months as of September of 2002) and should be quite sudden, in the nature of an exponential curve. The Singularity event is triggered by exponentially advancing technologies. Almost no one has much experience with exponential technological advancement. It is not part of our usual ...