from Photographers' Blog:

China’s easy riders

May 13, 2013

Qian Dao Lake, China

By Carlos Barria

“They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to them."
"Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut."
"Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom."

-- from the movie Easy Rider

from Breakingviews:

Hog Wild for a Buyout?

March 18, 2010

Could Henry Kravis handle a hog? Harley-Davidson’s shares revved up this week on talk of a leveraged buyout, and Mr. Kravis’ firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, was one name mentioned. The iconic motorcycle maker can absorb plenty more debt, though the price tag and the cyclical nature of the business mean a deal would be no easy ride.

from Rolfe Winkler:

Hog Wild for a Buyout?

March 18, 2010

Cross-posted from today's NYT.

Could Henry Kravis handle a hog? Harley-Davidson’s shares revved up this week on talk of a leveraged buyout, and Mr. Kravis’ firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, was one name mentioned. The iconic motorcycle maker can absorb plenty more debt, but the price tag and the cyclical nature of the business mean a deal would be no easy ride.

from From Reuters.com:

The day ahead: Thursday

October 14, 2009

Extending its dominance of Wall Street, Goldman Sachs is expected to report that its profit more than doubled in the third quarter.

from MacroScope:

Green shoots, Easy Rider edition

April 16, 2009

OK, so a nearly 10 percent drop in U.S. sales is nothing to crow about, but it sure beats a 19.6 percent fall. Harley-Davidson's stock is jumping today -- and has more than doubled since March -- because of stronger-than-expected earnings and a much smaller sales decline in its biggest market.

from DealZone:

Bye-bye cool tickers? DNA and BUD head for bin

August 11, 2008

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Pity the guys who dreamt up two of Wall Street's coolest tickers -- DNA and BUD -- both of which look set to be consigned to the dustbin of history.