Sunday, September 14, 2008
There's a nice interactive graphic over at the Wall Street Journal where reporters have apparently put in long hours over the weekend watching the Lehman story develop.
Only three of the seven yellow dots in the graphic contain information about the firm which pop up when you "mouse over" the dots. They are:
This graphic will likely be updated with the addition of one more yellow dot sometime before 11:59 PM tonight when Lehman is expected to file for bankruptcy.
There's lots more on the latest development in this New York Times piece by Andrew Sorkin, "In Frantic Day, Wall Street Banks Teeter", which begins ominously, "In one of the most extraordinary days in Wall Street’s history, Merrill Lynch is near an 11th-hour deal with Bank of America to avert a deepening financial crisis".
Looks like Lehman is already old news, even before their bankruptcy filing.
This week's cartoon from The Economist: