Archive | June 14th, 2012

Carter: Senators avoid hard questions as they smooch up Wall Street’s big guy

June 14, 2012

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Mississippi’s Sen. Roger Wicker apparently never saw it coming. The Republican from Tupelo tossed a soft, slow one smack over the plate to JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon Wednesday only to have the banker drill a hard shot back his way that left the  junior senator ducking for cover. Just moments before, Wicker was thrilled […]

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U.S. distressed housing falls to October ’08 levels, CoreLogic reports

June 14, 2012

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n a sign the nation’s housing foreclosure crisis could be easing, the number of distressed dwellings that make up a “shadow inventory” has decreased across the country to fall 2008 levels, reports CoreLogic, a California-based real estate research firm. Short sales and sales of bank-owned houses are driving down the inventory, CoreLogic says, and notes […]

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STODDER: Businesses need social media, not Don Draper

June 14, 2012

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Don Draper, the fictional madman-adman of TV fame, has survived booze, cigarettes, two marriages and countless affairs, but a social-media trailblazer insists the 21st century would kill him. Kill Draper’s spectacular advertising career, anyway. Curtis Hougland, who has founded – twice – the social-media-marketing firm Attention, is telling corporate executives that Draper’s presentations, dazzling with […]

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