Monday, December 21, 2009
|The Curies at Work|
While rumor-mongering has long been a stock in trade on Wall Street, the new era of virtually untraceable communication has added fuel to the gossip fire, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in his latest DealBook column.
Case in point is last week's chatter that Lehman Brothers might be sold at a discount to Barclays -- a rumor that, though false, sent Lehman's stock reeling.
a case in point
an example which shows that what you are saying is true or helps to explain why you are saying it:
Lack of communication causes serious problems and their marriage is a case in point.reeling
- Having a sensation of whirling or falling: dizzy, giddy, lightheaded, vertiginous, woozy. Seeawareness/unawareness.
"A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." — Marie Curie