On March 23, NYT served up a double dose of bubble trouble in the business pages. For the record:
Both these displays contain very little data and perhaps the only way to read their intention is to see them as decorated data tables, in other words, as objets d'art rather than data displays. The cutoffs and overlaps warn us against gleaning anything from the size of these bubbles.
Reference: "Who Will Work the Farms?" and "G.M. and Auto Union Reach Deal to Cut Work Force", New York Times, March 23 2006.