Glenn Dyer plays the numbers game on the different issues in the world markets, ranging from US bank failures to demand for gold and Krispy Kreme saviours.
The TV industry has been stunned by the the personnel involved in the latest reshuffle at Channel Nine, which seems like a round up of people involved in the low points of Australian TV.
The central economic problem is for Australia and the rest of the world is not the recession, the credit crunch, the stimulus spending, or even debt -- it's the sustainability of the recovery.
Seven opened up a big lead for the week with Packed to the Rafters last night, though may struggle on Thursday if it keeps Double Take and TV Burp in the schedule.
Know-it-alls Malcolm Turnbull, Joe Hockey and Barnaby Joyce reckon we should shut off the stimulus tap and start cutting back --but the debate is far from over. Perhaps they should do a bit of reading from the minutes of the latest RBA meeting.
In a rating oddity, Nine did better than expected in Melbourne with Two and a Half Men and Farmer Wants a Wife. Is that thanks to the AFL culture?
Twiggy Forrest is going to be running an over-geared speculative miner producing just one commodity, servicing just one market and getting less than market prices.
The death touch of private equity in the media has claimed another victim, with the publisher of Reader's Digest magazine filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy overnight.
Australian markets are lower for a second day, American markets are down, Europe is lower and Asia is off the boil, putting a lie to claims of a "rebound".
It's parsnips at 20 paces, with a war of words and whisks cooking between Don Burke and Donna Hay over that highly contentious issue of public interest: parsnips.