Cincinnati media watch
We're keeping an eye on how Cincinnati folks - or the region itself - plays in national political reports.
Some recent highlights:
Cincinnati expert quoted on how presidential election will affect certain stocks in a Feb. 7 sotry on CNNMoney.com
Generally, the issue is "what sectors will see more resources directed at them (which should be good for stocks in that sector), versus less," wrote Michael Ferguson, associate professor of finance at the University of Cincinnati, in an email to CNNMoney.
From looking at their stated views, it would be fair to assume that defense industry stocks would do better under McCain than Obama or Clinton, he wrote, although regardless of who wins, defense spending is likely to stay strong.
Similarly, drug stocks would probably do better under McCain than Obama and Clinton. The same is likely with insurance and health services companies. That's partly because McCain is against federally-mandated universal health coverage and Obama and Clinton are both for it.
From National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation on Feb. 7, hosted by Neal Conan. Among his guests were Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate.com
CONAN: Bye-bye. Here's an e-mail from Davida(ph) in Cincinnati. (Reading) We are a Shriver-Schwarzenegger household - not because of our fabulous looks - we live in Cincinnati, and I was going to propose to my husband having a yard sign for Obama for the primary. The concession on my part is to let him have a McCain yard sign in October and November if Hillary wins the nomination. Since I don't think Hillary can win Ohio in a general election, I thought, I would be in the winning spot in this deal, but after hearing about Hillary has loaned to her campaign, my husband will not accept the offer.
Ms. BAZELON: Oh, no. A deal is scuttled by the news.