Monday, September 27, 2010

Auto First Financial - 10% APY Rate

Rates and terms at Auto First Financial.

The Sept. 27, 2010 SJ Mercury News had an advertisement from "autofirstFINANCIAL" that says

Let your money work for you....
10.00% APY
100% guaranteed (not real estate)
10% annual percentage rate

For more info, see Auto First Financial

WARNING!!!! If this was a safe bet, you can be sure Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Chase and other banks would lend the money for 10% rather than make home loans around 5%.

AutoFirst Financial contact Information

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Facebook is Down

How many other facebook addicts are suffering withdrawal because facebook is down?

As of 12:30PM PST, we are unable to log into facebook:

It appears Facebook was down for part of yesterday too!
Cathy says: September 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Finally able to log on and there is a message in the news feed: Facebook We are experiencing an issue with a third-party networking provider that is making it difficult for some of you to connect to Facebook. We are in contact with this provider and working to fix the issue as soon as possible.

12:36 update:
Got into facebook momentarily but slowly and got this message from facebook on a popup:


Something went wrong. We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dennis Kneale Still at CNBC

CNBC's Dennis Kneale denied rumors this morning that he was fired.

hello fans-friends&followers! in the immortal words of steve mcqueen in closing shot of "papillon": "i'm still here, you bastards."

Dennis Kneale added: "to the blogs: reports of my demise are once again premature--but thanks for all the bits!"

"Business Insider" says
On Thursday evening, Jeff Bercovici of AOL Daily Finance reported that Kneale, who is CNBC's tech and media editor, was set to exit the network because executives are "unwilling to re-up him at anything close to his current salary, believed to be around $500,000 a year."

Kneale's contract is up on October 15, three years after his 2007 start date. We hear CNBC has made Kneale an offer to stay and that there's a possibility he will remain at the network. Negotiations like these often go down to the wire.

"I don't comment on contract status. Dennis is currently under contract at CNBC," said Brian Steel, a spokesman for the network.

If CNBC is paying Kneale anywhere near $500,000 a year, then I can see why GE (chart and quote) wants to unload CNBC on Comcast!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Auction Schedule - US Treasury Bills Notes Bonds

Below is the tentative US Treasury Auction Schedule for the remainder of September 2010.

Security Type Auction Date Settlement Date
4-Week BILL Tuesday Sept. 08 Sept. 09, 2010
13-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 13 Sept. 16, 2010
26-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 13 Sept. 16, 2010
4-Week BILL Monday Sept. 14 Sept. 16, 2010
13-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 20 Sept. 23, 2010
26-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 20 Sept. 23, 2010
52-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 21 Sept. 23, 2010
4-Week BILL Monday Sept. 21 Sept. 23, 2010
13-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 27 Sept. 30, 2010
26-Week BILL Thursday Sept. 27 Sept. 30, 2010
2-Year NOTE Thursday Sept. 27 Sept. 30, 2010
5-Year NOTE Thursday Sept. 28 Sept. 30, 2010
7-Year NOTE Thursday Sept. 29 Sept. 30, 2010
4-Week BILL Monday Sept. 28 Sept. 30, 2010

For current US Treasury rates, see