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Ben Bernanke Can’t Refinance His House - Blakely Bimbo
Don't feel bad if you have not been able to get a mortgage or refi. Just can't make this stuff up. [quote]The former Federal Reserve chairman, speaking at a conference in Chicago, told moderator Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics Inc. -- “just between the two of us” -- that “I recently tried to ref...


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Bill Gross leaving PIMCO - Blakely Bimbo
Leaving for new Newport Beach office JANUS. Shock of the morning. ...


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JP MOrgan Hack - Blakely Bimbo
[quote]JPMorgan Hack Said to Span Months Via Multiple Flaws [/quote] [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/jpmorgan-hack-said-to-span-months-via-multiple-flaws.html)]Bloomberg[/link] When I read yesterday that the hack took place in mid Aug., I had my doubts about the timing. In late...


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JPM planning to exit prepaid card business - Blakely Bimbo
From Reuters: [quote]JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) plans to sell or exit over time its business of issuing prepaid cards for corporate payrolls and government tax refunds and benefits, the company said on Thursday. The cards, which had been offered with cash and treasury services to companies and ...


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ULTA - Blakely Bimbo
Ulta just reported and missed earnings. Guided lower. This is a consumer stock that I watch. The stocks that cater to the Millennials have missed. ...


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The best way to pee into a urinal, according to science - Blakely Bimbo
[quote]But fear not! There is hope. Tackling the dire problem of urinal splash-back, a team of fluid dynamics researchers from Brigham Young University — who call themselves the "whizz-kids" — set out to discover the absolute best spot for dudes to aim at when they're relieving themselves.[/quote] ...


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Nasdaq Halt - Blakely Bimbo
I am surprised no one has posted a thread about this. Since around 11:30 central. WSJ blog says look at apple right before the halt. [link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/08/22/after-nasdaq-halt-watch-apples-trading-volume-vanish/)]WSJ Blog[/link] Hope it is cleared up soon....


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Please bilge. - Blakely Bimbo
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Polish up your resumes boyz - Blakely Bimbo
DOW coming to a location near you and it will mean jobs. I did not see a lot of publicity about this. [quote]The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) announced that it plans to build a number of specialty material production plants on the U.S. Gulf coast to leverage feedstock advantage available from incre...


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GEN Y Payscale - Blakely Bimbo
Found this site useful. Great info. [quote] Always connected. Always mobile. Gen Y workers have a reputation for being tech savvy and having short attention spans. Which jobs do they prefer? Do they go to college? PayScale shares a snapshot of Mr. and Ms. Gen Y at work. [/quote] [link=(http:/...


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Ask youself..Do you want control of your life? - Blakely Bimbo
OR do you want the government to control your life? You have to break all the BS down and ask yourself what do you want? This is an excellent essay on choices. Spike Lee has already been quoted as saying that Obama will do what he wants in a second term. Executive orders.... [quote]THERE’S rea...


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US Home Loan Banks lending to European Banks - Blakely Bimbo
This really pizzes me off. With all the headwinds in the US housing market... [quote]The U.S. Federal Home Loan Banks’ unsecured lending to foreign institutions skyrocketed last year as the European sovereign debt crisis intensified, raising concerns about their risk management, an auditor’s repo...


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Anyone here read Ulsterman Report? - Blakely Bimbo
I have no idea to the veracity of the reporting. Could be a political operation or crazy conspiracy site, but it is certainly interesting. There are "whispers" on the net about stories that are being held by media operations. If true, then we could be in for an interesting summer. It's a Preside...


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Barrons Rountable 2012 - Blakely Bimbo
[quote]Gross: It isn't just the small investor but the big investor. When the headlines hit about MF Global's collapse, along with the realization that a financial firm could take money from one pocket and put it in the other,[b] I quickly diversified my own brokerage accounts to avoid such a thing....


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Federal Reserve did not see the crisis coming - Blakely Bimbo
Fed minutes are held for 5 years before release. This article from the NY Times discusses minutes from 2006 where members bantered about builders. Un..friggin..believable and these are the people who are large and in charge of our economy [quote]The officials laughed about the cars that builders ...


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AJ said something very important - Blakely Bimbo
Last night in the apres game interview, AJ gave a shout out to the Scout team. He was effusive in his praise of the job that those behind the scene players performed. These are the unrecognized players who contribute in ways that make BAMA successful. Saban process requires everyone to do their j...


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Pimco Total Return - Blakely Bimbo
[quote](Reuters) - Bill Gross's PIMCO Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, keeps shrinking as investors look to put their money with some of his competitors. In November, the mutual fund led by Gross saw about $500 million in outflows, bringing its cash outflow over the past 12 months ...


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Lawmakers reach tentative deal to fund government - Blakely Bimbo
[quote](Reuters) - Lawmakers moved closer to a deal on Monday to fund the government through next year, potentially avoiding a shutdown that would have further damaged Congress' tattered reputation ahead of the 2012 election. The group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers tentatively agreed on h...


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Occupy Herbstreit - Blakely Bimbo
These signs are hilarious. Football related signs at Occupy Wallstreet. [quote]Our economy is crashing at SEC speed[/quote] [link=(http://occupyherbstreit.tumblr.com/)]Occupyherbstreit[/link] ...


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The Bankers are Large and Incharge - Blakely Bimbo
[quote]Washington Is Annoyed at Wall Street's Failure to Panic [/quote] [quote]I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike. He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market com...


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