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The Bloomberg terminal: Whatever you want, you can get it

August 7, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Wag magazine’s Georgette Gouveia profiles Bloomberg Television anchor Adam Johnson in the latest issue.

Here is an excerpt:

Johnson anchored Bloomberg TV’s special coverage of the S&P U.S. debt downgrade and special live coverage of the European credit crisis. Last year, he went to China for a five-part series on the second-largest economy. His big interviews include former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg, Newmont Mining President and CEO Richard O’Brien, investment god Leon Cooperman and former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister.

It’s all in service of Bloomberg L.P., the 31-year-old company started by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has obviously moved on but remains the majority stockholder. The company’s Bloomberg Professional Service – or Bloomberg Terminal – supplies financial data and information to more than 300,000 subscribers worldwide.

Johnson is more than happy to show you how it works on the bank of computer screens on his spare white desk.

“Whatever you want, you can get it,” he says. Whether it’s the price of copper in Chile per metric ton (about $55,000) or the latest retail sales figures from France (up 2 percent) or the recent trajectory of oil prices (down but bouncing back thanks to the sanctions against troublesome Iran) or the number of Indonesian rupiah that make up a dollar. (That would be 9,400.)

Read more here.

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