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  • 1. THURSDAY, JULY 22,2010 B7 NASDAQ 2i 120.53 187.33 1,069.59 Central Texas Digest: SolarWinds income rises, but outlook is dimmer; DOW '?£ 43 -1.07% 16 -1.58% S&P -13.89 -1.28% Garriott-NCsoft set to square off; T-Mobile revs up local network B8 AUSTIN FINANCIAL INDUSTRY Overhaul now law, By Lori Hawkins AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF Austin-based Qcue Inc. is partnering Advanced Media, will allow teams to process the information and update prices within minutes with the push of a button. The prices are instantly 2 years after crisis with Tickets.com and Major League Baseball to sell software that lets updated on each team’s website. The manual system most teams use Taxpayers won't pay for any Senate passes extension teams change ticket prices based on now can require days to change prices, future bailouts, Obama vows in of jobless benefits, A3 consumer demand. said Derek Palmer, chief commercial Qcue (pronounced “cue cue”) was Barry Kahn officer of Tickets.com, which is based signing consumer-centric bill Co-founder In a heated midterm elec- founded in 2007 by University of Texas in Costa Mesa, Calif. ByJimKuhnhenn tion season that has put a students Barry Kahn and Jiten Dalvi, says Qcue can “We’ve seen incredible innovation help baseball ASSOCIATED PRESS dent in his public support, who set out to create software that in this space that is quickly changing Barack Obama Obama sought to put the prices tickets based on fluctuating teams update the way teams price tickets,” Palmer WASHINGTON — Reveling over a new mile- complex law in pocketbook market factors. websites and said. “We believe this is the future of stone in his presidency, Barack Obama on terms. Emphasizing provi- Qcue’s software analyzes variables ticket prices ticketing, and we are on the forefront Wednesday signed into law the most sweep- sions that guard borrowers from abusive lend- that affect demand, such as the date of 'with a single of bringing it to more teams to benefit ing overhaul of lending and high-finance rules ers, he claimed “the strongest financial protec- the game, the weather, the opponent, click.' more fans.” since the Great Depression, adding safeguards tions for consumers in the nation’s history.” gate giveaways and whether the team Qcue’s customers include hockey’s for millions of consumers and aiming to re- Not everyone agreed. Republicans portrayed is on a winning or losing streak. Dallas Stars and baseball’s San Fran- strain Wall Street excesses. the bill as a burden on small banks and the The software then lowers or raises prices ac- cisco Giants. Qcue persuaded the Giants to raise The president’s signing ceremony capped businesses that rely on them and argued that cordingly. That gives leverage to sports teams, ticket prices for its Memorial Day game with nearly two years of intense debate over how it will cost consumers and actually impede job which typically set ticket prices at the begin- the Colorado Rockies, based on a sudden surge to avoid a recurrence of the 2008 financial growth. ning of each season. in sales. The team decided to charge as much meltdown that buckled the U.S. economy and The law, approved by a Congress mostly di- The partnership with Tickets.com and Ma- has left deep, lasting imprints on the nation’s jor League Baseball’s Internet company, MLB See SPORTS, B8 politics and in Americans’ homes. See LAW, B9 MORE BUSINESS NEWS AUSTIN U.S. ECONOMY City's solar parking meters, a year in Page One BUSINESS DIGEST CORPORATE EARNINGS American trails peers in profit US Airways joined Delta and United in post- ing a big second-quarter profit — but Ameri- can Airlines missed the party. Alone so far among the nation’s biggest air- lines, Fort Worth-based American reported Wednesday that it lost money this spring, al- though far less than it did a year ago. Ameri- can blames its troubles on high fuel and labor costs and a competitive handicap on interna- But central bank set to step in tional flights. Overall, the second quarter is shaping up 'as needed' if conditions keep as the airline industry’s best in three years, lifted by a rebound in business travel. deteriorating, chairman says Wells Fargo's health offsets loss ByJeannineAversa Wells Fargo & Co. said its second-quarter ASSOCIATED PRESS earnings fell 3 percent, to $3.1 billion, as a slowdown in lending was offset by the im- WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair- Caitlin Marr USHIPINC man Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednes- provement in the financial health of consumer and corporate borrowers. Wells Fargo released UShip CEO Matt Chasen says his company, which has outgrown its space at Penn Field on South day that even though the economic recovery about $500 million it had previously set aside Congress Avenue, is 'excited about moving downtown' to a building at Third and Brazos streets. has weakened, the Fed is planning no new to cover losses and suggested the worst of its steps to try to bolster it. troubles were over. Bernanke said the Fed would consider ac- tion if matters worsened. Sales skid fizzles out for Coke His comments to the Senate Banking Com- mittee sent stocks tumbling. The Dow Jones Coca-Cola Co. sold more soft drinks and industrial average had been up 20 points be- juices in North America for the first time in fore he spoke. It fell as much as 160 points four years during the second quarter as soft Fast-growing online Building at West Sixth and Colorado streets this year. during his testimony before recovering some- drink sales stopped years of decline. Shop- Capitol -6 what. Investors shifted money into the safety pers snapped up smaller packages and new shipping auction 11th St. _ m Last year, in its first full of Treasury bonds. year of profitability, uShip had bottles, wooed by discounts, but analysts said company moving 10th St. IS) < $6 million in revenue — an 800 “The markets are more paranoid than the the market will likely remain stagnant and the 9th St. -- VZ — •/1 Fed is about the economy’s health,” said Da- company will keep pushing sales overseas. its offices to larger 8th St. percent increase since 2005, vid Resler, chief U.S. economist at Nomura Chasen said. The company’s Netflix's user influx not enough space downtown 7th St. work force has grown from Securities. Investors wanted 15 employees in 2006 to 65 em- to hear a strategy “that will 6th St. New make a second dip a very re- Netflix Inc.’s second-quarter performance By Shonda Novak ployees today, with that num- headquarters mote possibility.” was panned by investors for bringing in less AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF ber expected to double in the for uShip Inc. While noting the recov- revenue than expected, even though the next few years, Chasen said. movie subscription service added a million UShip Inc., a fast-growing The company is looking now ery’s fragility, Bernanke o 3rd St. more customers to produce another earn- company that hosts online to to fill jobs in software devel- downplayed the odds that ings extravaganza. Nonetheless, the results auctions for shipping services, j§ 2nd St. opment, human resources and the economy will slide back underscore Netflix’s growing popularity as will make downtown Austin its •M Cesar marketing. into a so-called double-dip Ben Bernanke more households embrace its combination of home when it moves later this Z Lady Chavez St. The company links people recession. Federal DVD mail deliveries and video streamed over year into a turn-of-the-century | Bird and businesses with trans- “If the recovery seems to Reserve chief high-speed Internet connections. building currently occupied by in La e ^ 1/8 mile porters. Carriers bid to win be faltering, we have to at plays down advertising agency McGarrah AMERICAN STATESMAN businesses, often filling extra least review our options,” chances of Jessee. space in their trucks and sav- Bernanke told lawmakers. FINANCIAL REGULATION But he said no further ac- 'double-dip' “Obviously, Austin has a rent offices, about 4,200 square ing customers 50 percent on recession in tion is planned for now be- SEC to take comment on plan very vibrant downtown envi- ronment, and many of our em- feet at Penn Field on South Congress Avenue. average, according to uShip. The firm recently expanded cause the economy is still testimony before U.S. to curb fees on mutual funds ployees live downtown or cen- With the move into 18,628 into Canada, Germany, Aus- growing. Senate tral and are very excited about square feet at Third and Bra- tralia and the United Kingdom, Record-low interest rates Accusing mutual funds of failing to fully are still needed to bolster committee. inform customers about the billions of dollars moving downtown,” said Matt zos streets, uShip will qua- and is planning further expan- Chasen, chief executive of the druple its local footprint. The sion into the Netherlands, the economy, Bernanke said. they charge every year to pay for marketing, He repeated a pledge to keep federal regulators took a step toward imposing firm that he and two other Uni- company is targeting Dec. 1 for France and Spain during the versity of Texas MBA gradu- its move-in, Chasen said. next year, Chasen said. them there for an extended period. new rules on the practice. The recovery, which had been flashing signs Securities and Exchange Commission mem- ates launched in 2004. McGarrah Jessee is plan- UShip has outgrown its cur- ning to move to the Starr See MOVE, B9 of strengthening earlier this year, is losing bers voted 5-0 to seek comment on a proposal momentum. Consumers have cut spending. that would expand disclosure requirements Businesses, uncertain about the strength of and cap the cumulative fees that investors their own sales or the economic recovery, are pay over time. Under the measure, a com- sitting on cash, reluctant to beef up hiring and pany couldn’t charge more in so-called 12b-1 expand operations. fees for a class of fund shares that continue to solicit new investors than they charge for classes that don’t. No summertime blues at your job? A stalled housing market, near double-digit unemployment and an edgy Wall Street shak- en by Europe’s debt crisis have also factored AUTOMAKERS Just 9 days left to tell our survey so in the economic slowdown. “In short, it look likes our economy is in need of additional help,” said the committee’s AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF pate (there is no cost to do so), Ford to sell Lincoln hybrid car More than 100 employers Workplace Dynamics will sur- chairman, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. Bernanke said the Fed is “prepared to take at same price as gas sibling have signed up to participate vey its employees and analyze further policy actions as needed” to keep the in the Statesman’s search for the results. recovery on track. Fed policymakers haven’t For the first time, an American automaker the best workplaces in Central We’ll showcase the top com- plans to sell a hybrid car for the same price as settled on “leading options,” but they are be- Texas. panies and the practices that ing explored, he said. its gasoline-powered counterpart, removing There are only nine days left to make them great places to work in a at least one obstacle for drivers who want a Bernanke is trying to send a positive mes- nominate the company, government special section in November. sage that the recovery will last in the face of greener ride. agency, educational institution or Any employer is eligible, as long as At a little more than $35,000, the 2011 Lin- growing threats. At the same time, he wants nonprofit group that you work for. The it has at least 50 employees in Travis, to assure Americans that the Fed will take coln MKZ sedan won’t be cheap, but the deci- nomination deadline is July 30. Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop sion by Ford Motor Co. to match the prices new stimulative actions if necessary. With We’re looking for employers with or Burnet counties. The employer can little appetite in Congress to provide a major of the two styles could lead competitors to strong leaders, competitive pay and be based in Austin or elsewhere, and follow suit with future models. Automakers new stimulus package, more pressure falls on benefits, and cultures that engage be in any industry. Bernanke to keep the recovery going. usually won’t reveal what they spend to install employees and help them grow. And anyone can submit a nomina- a hybrid system, but the final product usually Bernanke and his Fed colleagues have cut Our partner in this effort is Workplace Dy- tion: employees, customers or the company their forecasts for growth this year. costs several thousand dollars more than a namics, a Pennsylvania company with exper- itself. gas-powered version of the same vehicle. If the recovery were to flash serious signs of tise in employee surveys. To submit a nomination, go to If a nominated employer agrees to partici- or call 512-551-0614. See DIP, B8
  • 2. MONEY&MARKETS statesman.com • austin360.com THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010 • B9 INSIDE LINE INSIDE LINE Call 416-5700 and enter category 7865 when prompted. To hear a stock listing, say the company name or enter the ticker symbol on your telephone keypad. @ STATESMAN.COM STATESMAN.COM Go to statesman.com for listings of stocks and mutual funds traded on major U.S. exchanges. CENTEX STOCKS 10,440 Dow Jones industrials 2,280 Nasdaq composite GAINERS, $2 OR MORE 10,200 Close: 10,120.53 2,200 Close: 2,187.33 Name Last Chg %Chg Top companies with Central Texas (boldfaced) or Texas headquarters, top local employers and companies of interest in Central Texas. Change: -109.43 (-1.1%) Change: -35.16 (-1.6%) Cytec 49.86 +7.07 +16.5 9,960 10 DAYS 2,120 10 DAYS SpeedUs h 2.48 +.30 +13.8 1YR VOL NAME 52LO 52HI CLOSE CHG %CHG %RTN (THOUS) P/E DIV 11,600 2,600 YadkinVFn 3.07 +.37 +13.7 Comarco 2.57 +.31 +13.7 Accenture PLC 32.57 44.67 38.61 -.29 -0.7% +16.6% 4996 17 0.75 2,500 HaupgDig 2.09 +.24 +13.0 Active Power 0.66 1.50 1.06 +.04 +3.9% +47.8% 519 dd ... 11,200 Adv. Micro Devices 3.41 10.24 7.40 -.20 -2.6% +82.3% 27990 5 ... VocalT rs 16.07 +1.82 +12.8 2,400 TASER 4.33 +.48 +12.5 American Campus 22.26 30.56 26.68 -.69 -2.5% +21.1% 399 cc 1.35 10,800 Amer. Phys. Svc. Gp. 20.78 27.17 25.97 -.73 -2.7% +19.6% 9 8 0.30 TecumsehB 11.36 +1.25 +12.4 2,300 CitzSoBk 5.79 +.63 +12.2 AMR 4.06 10.50 6.62 -.23 -3.4% +51.2% 10459 dd ... 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EqInc LV 37.61 -.41 -3.1 +15.3 -12.3 -1.5 B D C InflaPro IP 12.90 +.08 +3.7 +8.6 +6.7 +5.1 C B B Tesoro 10.40 16.93 11.83 +.05 +0.4% -1.4% 5985 dd ... Texas Instruments 22.26 27.44 24.50 -.27 -1.1% +6.9% 15033 12 0.48 Free2020 TE 12.34 -.07 -1.0 +13.9 -4.9 +1.9 C C B InstIdxI LB 97.94 -1.26 -3.0 +14.4 -9.2 -0.6 B C C TW Telecom Inc 9.29 18.80 17.58 -.31 -1.7% +86.5% 799 73 ... Free2030 TH 12.05 -.09 -2.1 +14.3 -7.4 +1.0 C C A InstPlus LB 97.94 -1.26 -3.0 +14.4 -9.2 -0.6 B C C Uranium Energy 2.10 4.16 2.24 -.04 -1.8% -21.1% 222 dd ... GrowCo LG 67.15 -.84 -2.7 +17.0 -4.8 +2.9 A A A MuIntAdml MI 13.70 +.02 +3.8 +7.7 +5.6 +4.6 C B A Valence Technology 0.64 2.03 .75 +.03 +4.2% -58.6% 291 dd ... LowPriStk d MB 32.01 -.36 +0.2 +19.2 -6.1 +2.3 C B A Prmcp d LG 55.71 -.87 -6.3 +11.1 -5.4 +2.5 C A A Valero Energy 15.76 21.78 17.03 -.25 -1.4% -0.7% 9982 dd 0.20 Magellan LG 60.19 -.82 -6.3 +9.6 -11.5 -2.3 D E E STCor CS 10.78 +.01 +3.7 +8.1 +5.2 +4.9 B B A Wal-Mart Stores 47.77 56.27 50.35 -.53 -1.0% +6.6% 12203 13 1.21 Puritan MA 15.92 -.09 +0.2 +14.2 -3.8 +2.5 B C B STGradeAd CS 10.78 +.01 +3.8 +8.3 +5.3 +5.0 B B A Waste Management 27.52 35.99 32.61 -.07 -0.2% +20.0% 3939 16 1.26 Fidelity Spartan USEqIndxAg LB 37.89 -.48 -3.0 +14.3 -9.3 -0.7 B C C Star MA 17.27 -.11 -0.5 +12.4 -2.7 +2.9 C B A Whole Foods Market 21.68 43.18 36.31 -1.11 -3.0% +66.5% 2092 33 ... USEqIndxI LB 37.88 -.49 -3.1 +14.3 -9.3 -0.7 B C C Tgtet2025 TG 11.21 -.10 -1.0 +13.6 -5.1 +1.7 D A B Xerox Corp 6.70 11.72 8.41 -.06 -0.7% +23.4% 18935 12 0.17 FrankTemp-Franklin CA TF A m MC 7.09 +.01 +5.3 +12.4 +4.2 +4.0 B B A TotBdAdml CI 10.77 +.04 +6.2 +9.1 +7.8 +5.9 D B B FlxCpGr A m LG 39.73 -.54 -4.1 +13.8 -5.6 +1.1 B A B TotBdId CI 10.77 +.04 +6.1 +9.0 +7.7 +5.8 D B B Income A m CA 2.04 -.01 +2.7 +19.9 -1.5 +3.6 A D B TotBdInst CI 10.77 +.04 +6.2 +9.2 +7.8 +6.0 D B B Income C m CA 2.06 ... +2.4 +19.8 -2.0 +3.0 A E C TotIntl d FB 13.37 -.16 -7.2 +9.2 -10.9 +3.3 B B B P/E FOOTNOTES: q -stock is a closed-end fund - no P/E ratio shown. cc -P/E exceeds 99 dd -loss FrankTemp-Mutual Discov Z WS 26.85 -.06 -0.7 +9.4 -5.0 +5.6 D A A TotStIAdm LB 26.51 -.36 -2.6 +15.6 -8.7 -0.1 A B B in last 12 months. DIVIDEND FOOTNOTES: a - Extra dividends were paid, but are not included. b Shares C m LV 18.48 -.16 -2.2 +14.2 -10.5 -0.7 B C B TotStIIns LB 26.52 -.35 -2.6 +15.7 -8.7 -0.1 A B B FrankTemp-Templeton GlBond A m IB 13.04 +.02 +5.1 +13.4 +11.1 +10.9 A A A TotStIdx LB 26.51 -.35 -2.6 +15.5 -8.8 -0.2 A B B - Annual rate plus stock. c - Liquidating dividend. e - Amount declared or paid in last 12 months. GlBondAdv IB ... ... +5.3 +13.8 +11.4 +11.2 A A A Welltn MA 28.31 -.19 -0.4 +12.5 -1.8 +4.2 C A A f - Current annual rate, which was increased by most recent dividend announcement. i - Sum Growth A m WS 15.41 -.15 -8.3 +8.3 -13.9 -2.2 D E E WelltnAdm MA 48.89 -.34 -0.4 +12.5 -1.7 +4.3 C A A of dividends paid after stock split, no regular rate. j - Sum of dividends paid this year. Most Harbor IntlInstl d FB 50.94 -.63 -7.2 +13.7 -8.4 +6.8 A A A WndsIIAdm LV 39.43 -.59 -5.1 +13.1 -11.0 -1.0 C C C recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k - Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with INVESCO EnterprsC m LG 12.86 -.15 -1.7 +22.9 -4.0 +1.7 A A A Wndsr LV 11.27 -.14 -4.8 +14.7 -12.6 -2.2 B D D dividends in arrears. m - Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend Janus EntrprsJ MG 46.32 -.49 -1.4 +19.2 -5.5 +3.2 C B B WndsrII LV 22.22 -.33 -5.2 +13.0 -11.1 -1.1 C C C announcement. p - Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yield not shown. r - Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t - Paid in stock, approximate cash value on Peer Rank: A rank of ‘A’ means a fund’s average annual return was in the top 20 percent of all funds in its Morningstar category over the same time period. A rank of ‘E’ means a return in the ex-distribution date. bottom 20 percent. NAV = Net Asset Value. COMMODITIES LIGHT, SWEET CRUDE 1,000 bbl., dollars per bbl. INTEREST RATES CLOSE PVS. %CH. %YTD YESTERDAY: Sales: 458,768 Open Interest: 1,214,183 t -8459 NET 1YR Copper (lb) 3.09 3.00 +2.99 -7.2 PRIME RATE TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG WK M QTR AGO Gold (oz) 1191.60 1191.50 +0.01 +8.8 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW SETTLE CHG. Sep 10 76.80 78.61 76.11 76.56 -1.02 YEST 3.25 3-month T-bill .15 .15 ... s s s .17 Palladium (oz) 451.70 450.60 +0.24 +10.9 Platinum (oz) 1524.80 1514.30 +0.69 +4.4 Oct 10 77.23 78.92 76.65 77.00 -.92 PREV 3.25 6-month T-bill .18 .19 -0.01 r r t .28 Silver (oz) 17.80 17.69 +0.64 +5.8 Nov 10 77.79 79.35 77.23 77.56 -.83 WK AGO 3.25 52-wk T-bill .23 .24 -0.01 t t t .42 Cattle (lb) 0.94 0.94 +0.41 +8.7 Dec 10 78.32 79.78 77.77 78.09 -.74 FED FUNDS 2-year T-note .55 .57 -0.02 t t t .90 Coffee (lb) 1.57 1.58 -0.80 +15.7 YEST .00-.25 5-year T-note 1.64 1.67 -0.03 t t t 2.32 NATURAL GAS Corn (bu) 3.80 3.74 +1.54 -8.4 Cotton (lb) 0.79 0.78 +1.27 +4.2 10,000 mm btu’s, dollars per mm btu PREV .00-.25 10-year T-note 2.89 2.93 -0.04 t t t 3.47 YESTERDAY: Sales: 251,450 Open Interest: 785,515 t -1946 WK AGO .00-.25 30-year T-bond 3.90 3.96 -0.06 t t t 4.37 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW SETTLE CHG. Aug 10 4.515 4.662 4.480 4.513 -.077 NET 1YR Sep 10 4.508 4.637 4.472 4.500 -.076 BONDS YEST PVS CHG WK M QTR AGO Oct 10 4.557 4.677 4.522 4.549 -.070 FOREIGN EXCHANGE 6MO 1YR Nov 10 4.805 4.901 4.778 4.803 -.049 Barclays LongT-BdIdx 3.61 3.66 -0.05 t t t 4.20 CLOSE CHG. %CHG. AGO AGO Bond Buyer Muni Idx 5.12 5.12 ... t t t 5.57 USD per British Pound 1.5147 -.0116 -.77% 1.6209 1.6432 Barclays USAggregate 2.73 2.75 -0.02 t t t 4.03 Canadian Dollar 1.0496 +.0025 +.24% 1.0502 1.1073 GAS BLEND 42,000 gallons, dollars per gallon Barclays US High Yield 8.66 8.67 -0.01 t t s 12.17 Chinese Yuan 6.7843 -.0000 -.00% 6.8279 6.8320 YESTERDAY: Sales: 77,179 Open Interest: 245,190 s +209 Moodys AAA Corp Idx 4.68 4.70 -0.02 t t t 5.46 USD per Euro 1.2745 -.0150 -1.18% 1.4103 1.4195 Hong Kong Dollar 7.7760 -.0000 -.00% 7.7714 7.7501 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW SETTLE CHG. Barclays CompT-BdIdx 1.75 1.78 -0.03 t t t 2.30 Japanese Yen 86.93 -.28 -.32% 90.38 93.63 Aug 10 2.0701 2.1073 2.0597 2.0678 -.0108 Barclays US Corp 4.07 4.10 -0.03 t t t 5.73 Mexican Peso 12.7820 -.0660 -.52% 12.7920 13.3745 Sep 10 2.0692 2.1050 2.0571 2.0649 -.0118 South African Rand 7.5529 -.0171 -.23% 7.5845 7.8224 Oct 10 1.9662 2.0006 1.9548 1.9618 -.0124 South Korean Won 1203.40 -3.00 -.25% 1136.20 1244.40 Nov 10 1.9528 1.9867 1.9421 1.9494 -.0118 LAW: MOVE: Continued from B7 of the crisis to reassure the easier to sue ratings agencies. markets. While the infusion is The law assembles an influen- vided along partisan lines, rep- credited with providing stabili- tial council of regulators to be resents the most ambitious ef- ty, the public recoiled at the idea on the lookout for risks across Continued from B7 considered in uShip’s search. fort to clamp down on banks and of taxpayer money being used to the finance system. It also cre- Constructed in 1910, uShip’s future home the financial markets since the help prop up huge banks. ates a powerful independent The company joins other firms that have was once owned by the Slaughter family, Great Depression. It attempts to The law gives regulators new consumer financial protection moved or plan to move downtown in re- which originally operated a general store catch up to a system that has authority to liquidate large, bureau within the Federal Re- cent years, including Silicon Laboratories there. sped ahead of regulation and interconnected financial firms serve to write and enforce new Inc., Bury and Partners Inc., and Cirrus The property changed hands in 1999 and that, in many instances, has that are failing. regulations covering lending Logic Inc., which plans to build a six-story, underwent extensive renovation before Mc- allowed traders and others to “Because of this law, the and credit. 135,000-square-foot headquarters at 800 W. Garrah Jessee moved in. The ceiling was benefit from decades of slack- American people will never be The law places shadowy Sixth St. exposed and original wall paintings were ened rules. asked again to foot the bill for financial markets that previ- Since its founding, more than 170,000 trans- uncovered to blend the building’s historical Wall Street’s near-collapse, Wall Street’s mistakes,” Obama ously escaped the oversight of porters have registered on uShip, generat- charm with modern infrastructure. Obama said, “was a crisis born said. “There will be no more tax- regulators under new scrutiny ing more than $150 million in business, the With average rental rates of more than of a failure of responsibility funded bailouts, period.” and gives the government new company said. $37 a square foot per year, downtown’s of- from certain corners of Wall The law, however, does permit powers to break up companies Chasen said the lease is a three-year term fice market continues to outperform most of Street to the halls of power in the Federal Deposit Insurance that threaten the economy. with renewal options but declined to disclose the suburban markets, Levin and Nickerson Washington.” Corp. to borrow taxpayer money Major Wall Street banks have additional details. said. The new rules, however, are from the Treasury temporarily welcomed some provisions in Matt Levin, a principal with Equitable Levin and Nickerson said employers like only at a midpoint. Banking and to help cover the costs of wind- the bill but have fiercely op- Commercial Realty, represented uShip. Nate downtown and other centrally located office market regulators will have up ing down a large firm. Other posed others that would limit Nickerson, a principal with Primus Real Es- space, saying it encourages a creative atmo- to two years to write many of large banks would have to pay their banking business and cut tate Services, represented the landlord. Levin sphere. the new regulations required by the Treasury back over time. into their profitability. said more than 20 prospective properties were snovak@statesman.com; 445-3856 the law, extending uncertainty Firms have been poring over The new law comes at a po- and ushering in a new phase of the bill, eager to assess its most litically delicate time for the lobbying by financial firms. immediate impact. Credit rat- president. A growing number “Regulators will have to be ing firms, for instance, say they of business leaders describe his vigilant,” Obama said. will no longer allow the issuers administration as antagonistic CONTACT US The president sought to quell of debt-backed securities to put to their interests, and polls For EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EDITOR business news, call 512-445-3835 public anger over the $700 bil- their ratings for them in public show the American public in- Kathy Warbelow 512-445-3662 E-mail: business@statesman.com lion bank rescue fund the gov- sale documents, wary of a pro- creasingly wary of his policy ernment created at the height kwarbelow@statesman.com Mail: Business Desk; P.O. Box 670, Austin TX 78767 vision in the law that makes it initiatives.