On Apr 12, 1981.
NASA – On April 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen launched into space on space shuttle Columbia on the STS-1 mission–NASA’s first mission aboard a reusable spacecraft. STS-1 was NASA’s first manned mission since the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.
In this image, the two solid rocket boosters are aglow after being jettisoned.
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Development of balance sheet total of the Eurosystem (i.e., The European Central Bank and the central banks of the countries using the euro. Used on Kredietcrisis. To be updated regularly. Theoretically, this could be updated weekly, but I don't think I'll manage that. Data obtained from the ECB website, Statistical Data Warehouse, search query ILM.W.U2.C.T000.Z5.Z01. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Kirsten Donovan – The latest escalation of the euro zone debt crisis, with Spain now taking centre stage, is closing funding markets for banks again.
“If you parked the ECB cash in government bonds then you’re losing money if you need to sell them to repay your own bondholders,” said Rabobank rate strategist Lyn Graham-Taylor.
“That has to worry banks. Effectively sovereigns and banks in Spain and Italy have become ever more closely tied together through the (ECB’s three-year tenders).” more> http://tinyurl.com/7sv48a2
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By Gary M. Stern – Turning a blind eye to the wrongdoing of colleagues has become the norm at many financial services firms. In fact, employees do not report 50% of observed misconduct. And even when unethical behavior is reported, 60% of managers said they’d only divulge information to a senior executive if the impact of the case exceeded $1 million, according to a 2011 study of 500,000 employees at 150 companies.
The improper conduct goes unreported because people “fear retaliatory action, including losing their job, failing to get promoted, failing to get a bonus,” explains Thomas Monahan, chairman and CEO of Corporate Executive Board. Many employees expect that the misconduct will be buried under the table and no action will be taken. more> http://tinyurl.com/bvbnrjx