The WSJ is good for me to flip through daily, given that I do work in financial services. Outside of many of the dry, eye-closing articles, the newspaper does provide educated insight into many issues. The WSJ also has some decent, applicable personal finance articles. I will say though, I sometimes don't even read anything besides the headlines because it has been so depressing to me lately - all the layoffs, companies failing, etc. Some mornings I just cannot read anything else on the economy.
With TIME, at least there are color photos (LOL) and other "stuff" I find interesting - even a little trash about some well-known people.
Anyway...in this week's TIME, on page 14, there were some interesting numbers complied about President Obama's first week. Among them:
- $3,350: Cost of the enhanced-security PDA that may replace Obama's Blackberry.
- 3,300: approximate number of presidentially appointed jobs Obama will have had to fill.
- $61,000: reported cost of George W. Bush's blue and gold Oval Office rug, which Obama has decided to keep, for now.
- 3: Number of Washington restaurants Obama has visited since arriving in town-reportedly three more than Bush had visited since January of last year.
My WSJ will be dropped to my driveway again tomorrow morning. Somehow I think the front page news is not going to uplift my Monday morning mood.