Pending further notification and due to fast breaking news, this post is under rapid development and will be available for your edification sometime this afternoon. Stay tuned for impending news.
9:50 am Breaking News the Dow Jones traded briefly above it's old high 0f 11722 while John Thane, President of the New York Stock Exchange was on the floor. As soon as he left, the Dow dropped and boredom was restored.
In other news, once again Avast! has won all awards as the best anti-virus software in the world both personal and commercial. If you are a home user, you can use it for free. Please note that my advertising isn't up yet, and this is for real. Here is the Avast site!
Finally, Happy Birthday.
10:54 am Breaking News the quarter ends tomorrow, have you funded your IRA yet? The DOW is now negative, a good buying opportunity! Also breaking, Secret Girlfriend has left to get married. If you lurk, here's your chance to leave her a wish for a happy life. Secret Girlfriend's blog is easy to get to, click on her underlined name. Leaving a smooch is always fashionable before a wedding!
12:13 pm Breaking News the DOW is down 23 and investigators from HP just took the Fifth in front of Congress, all of them. Congress looks like they need an Easy Button.
Which brings me to a more pertinent question I get asked a lot. Am I a cop? No, I am also not a secret agent. I put cops and secret agents at ease by asking them if i look like a cop or a secret agent. I can generally get two martinis down and smoke a joint before they can get up off the floor. I had this tough old Sergeant from Tactical (I have no idea, but I am glad he thinks I'm funny) laughing so hard he dropped his bridge, and was crying. I do fly combat on the Beltway with other folks, but that's a different post. I can't wait to get the new photon torpedo array for the car for The Morning Rush.
2:34 pm Breaking News the DOW is up 17 points and drifting. Patrician Dunn, former CEO of HP is telling 'her' story to Congress. Everyone doesn't care anymore and is looking for a nap or a shower. We are calling a halt to our tick by tick broadcast of the trading day with the hopes that it may happen tomorrow. Mark Hurd of HP will be testifying later, and who cares. Like, we all trust big companies explicitly. They have our best interests at heart, and they never lie, wear white hats, and always ride off into the sunset. I'll bet bitacle is a corporation. Me, I'm gonna blog for a while. Phoenix Hearse is going to get her 100th post on Friday, possibly, so get a good seat now. I need to catch up over at Mist's blog, I'm way behind over there, and that's not good. Missing some of my blogging buddies is like not having chocolate, or oxygen.
5:21 PM Breaking News The Dow closed up 29 points, 4 points off the old closing high. Maybe tomorrow. Congress, in extensive testimony of HP CEO Mark Hurd has just discovered that people in our society no longer talk to each other. We send text messages, e mail, we blog but we leave actual talking to politicians running for political office. And that's why these hearings are on TV. You read it here first, at 5:25 pm, on The Morning Meeting. Thank You, and Good Night.
Stay tuned for more breaking news later on today or tomorrow or whenever!