WSJ.  If current oil prices are sustained, the estimated losses at the Airlines is expected to top $5 b this year (hardest hit:  American Airlines).

This brings up an interesting question:  does the financial industry need terrorist-centric analysts that can calculate risk metrics and potential impact assessments on commodities/companies/etc.?  My answer:  of course.  From what I have seen, the financial industry isn't doing this.  Seems like an opportunity space to me.  I bet I could build a $20-30 m company/division that does this in 2 years.  BTW, research of this type can be an excellent way for a “technical security” company to differentiate itself from competitors, drive sales, build brand/recognition, and much more. Think about it. [John Robb's Weblog]

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