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  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • U.S. Equity Futures Slip as Fed's Rate Decision Looms

    09/17/2015 5:37:33 AM PDT · by citizen · 62 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | September 17, 2015 | Victoria Craig
    Fed decision day: The event traders across the globe have anticipated for months has finally arrived. As of 8:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 43 points lower, or 0.26% to 16621. S&P 500 futures shed 6 points, or 0.31% to 1982, while Nasdaq 100 futures slid 10 points, or 0.24% to 4370. Today’s Markets Months of speculation about whether September was the month in which the Federal Reserve would begin to lift short-term interest rates is finally coming to a close. The Federal Open Market Committee meets for the final day of its two-day policy-setting meeting, which...
  • Jeb Bush Has a Mitt Romney Problem [Link Only]

    12/11/2014 6:39:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | December 11, 2014 | Joshua Green
  • WI public sector workers earn nearly $12k more than private sector

    07/10/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-10-13 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON – While labor unions grouse about public sector pay, a state government job is a good gig if you can get it, according to the latest income data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Wisconsin, state employees earned on average $53,552 in 2012, nearly $12,000 more than their fellow workers in the private sector, based on BLS data tracked by Stateline, the news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The salary data was drawn from BLS’ Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, through the fourth quarter of 2012. While Wisconsin state employees are coming off a two-year...
  • CoreLogic: Negative Equity Diminishing; NY Fed: Do More Eminent Domain For Negative Equity

    06/12/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/12/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to CoreLogic’s Q1 Equity report, 850,000 households returned to positive equity in their homesouthanks to the recent increase in house prices. And here is the CoreLogic map of negative equity as of Q1 2013. The higher concentrations of negative equity are still in the sand states (Florida, California, Arizona and Nevada) and the rust belt cities of Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland. So, the housing market is healing and as long as the government ceases to interfere, we should see further healing. Then along came the NY Fed’s Robert Hockett with “Paying Paul and Robbing No One: An Eminent Domain...
  • Azusa Pacific University Censors Conservative Students

    10/06/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/5/12 | Patrick X. Coyle
    Azusa Pacific University has blocked students from forming a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter, which is a project of Young America’s Foundation. Administrators said they are banning the group because they disagree with principles stated on YAF’s national website. Ashley Blackwell, the would-be chair of the chapter, is currently the chair of a generic conservative club at APU and wants to formally affiliate with YAF. Ashley and other key members of her club have attended a number of Foundation conferences both in Washington, D.C., and at the Reagan Ranch, which Young America's Foundation has owned and preserved since 1998.
  • Gingrich's Defense of Bain Capital Far Superior to Anything You Ever Hear Coming from Romney

    05/28/2012 9:40:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 28, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    "How can you be the president with the worst  unemployment record since the Great Depression  -and pick a fight over job creation?  There's a point where this becomes ludicrous..." ___________________________________________________________________ "Bain as an issue doesn't work, because people look at it on balance... and they say 'wait a second -yeah- you can pick a couple companies that lost. You can pick a lot of companies that succeeded.' And as even as the governor of Massachusetts said last week, it is a good company." "This is going to fall flat on its face ... Obama picking a fight on the economy is probably...
  • Mitt Romney’s Non-Defense Defense Of Carried Interest

    01/24/2012 12:09:26 PM PST · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/24/2011 | Jed Graham
    If private equity and hedge fund managers were optimistic that the election of one of their own would preserve their prized carried-interest tax break, Monday’s debate must have given them pause. Given the chance to defend his low tax rate by talking up the importance of low taxes on investment for job creation and competitiveness, Mitt Romney balked. Instead, he made an implicit case for why investment taxes shouldn’t be any lower than they are — as Newt Gingrich wants — and defended his own conduct rather than seeking to justify the tax policy.
  • 21st Century Looters (ULine President Editorial)

    12/13/2011 9:17:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    U Line ^ | Fall 2011 | Liz Uihlein
    This past spring, gourmet gift purveyor Harry & David filed for bankruptcy protection. The 77-year-old mail order company is an American business icon famous for its premium fruits, exquisite gift baskets and extraordinary service. So what brought the high-end gift giant to its knees? The slide began in 2004, when a New York private equity firm purchased the Oregon-based company for $230 million in a highly leveraged buyout, only paying $82 million in cash. One year later, the private equity firm sold $245 million worth of bonds to pay off the debt and recoup its original investment. Later in 2005...
  • Obama Dedicates Another $95 Mil To “Social Equity” Program

    08/02/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    While Congress raises the nation’s debt limit by trillions to accommodate President Obama’s manic spending spree, the commander-in-chief keeps hurling big chunks of taxpayer dollars at new government programs that aim to bring “social equity” to underserved communities. Among them is an imaginative multi-agency project (Partnership for Sustainable Communities) that helps low-income communities improve access to affordable housing, transportation options and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment. Less than a month ago the administration celebrated its second anniversary by bragging that three federal agencies have doled out more than $2.5 billion in “assistance” to promote “equitable development” while addressing...
  • Americans' equity in their homes near a record low (worst since WWII)

    06/09/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 06/09/11 | Derek Kravitz
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Falling home prices have shrunk equity so much that the proportion of their homes that Americans actually own is near its lowest point since World War II. The Federal Reserve says average home equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in the January-March quarter this year. That drop comes as home prices in big metro areas have reached their lowest level since 2002.
  • (Effective) Negative Equity at Epidemic Levels – Estimates Greatly Underestimate Distress

    05/11/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 21 replies ^ | 5/10/2011 | Mark Hanson
    1) Remember, these stats rarely include second mortgages or firsts that were refi’d after the purchase where cash out was pulled and the loan amount was increased, as most negative equity estimates are based on original purchase price of the house itself. Zillow, quoted in the story below, is one that uses original purchase price. 2) With respect to negative equity as it relates to the housing market and repeat buyers — the much needed but missing ingredient to a magic housing fix — effective negative equity is far greater. This is because to rebuy a homeowner has to sell,...
  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Collapses, Hospitalized

    12/10/2010 2:44:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2010 | KIRIT RADIA
    Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke collapsed today during a meeting in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office, officials said. According to Democratic sources, Ambassador Holbrooke, Secretary Clinton's top aide for the region, gasped and was clearly undergoing a medical situation when he collapsed. He is said to have walked out of her office on his own power and was tended to by medical personnel at the State Department before being transported to George Washington University Hospital where to be treated for a blood clot. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to confirm Ambassador Holbrooke's condition, but confirmed...
  • One Quarter of Mortgage Holders Sink Underwater (Propping up Calif & Fla)

    02/26/2010 3:02:40 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies · 569+ views ^ | 23 Feb | Steve Cook
    One Quarter of Mortgage Holders Sink Underwater By Steve Cook Real Estate Economy Watch ArticlePhotosListen.Share More than 11.3 million, or 24 percent, of all residential properties with mortgages, were in negative equity at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009, up from 10.7 million and 23 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2009. An additional 2.3 million mortgages were approaching negative equity at the end of last year, meaning they had less than five percent equity. Together, negative equity and near-negative equity mortgages accounted for nearly 29 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage nationwide,...
  • Debt-Based Positions: The Great Mirage

    12/03/2009 1:33:19 PM PST · by arthurus · 2 replies · 342+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | December 02, 2009 | FOFOA
    Let's spin this globe and take a look at things from a slightly different angle. If we could inventory the entire planet, every real, solid, tradable item we came across would belong to someone. Someone somewhere, or a group of someones would have bragging rights to each and every thing on this planet. Each one of these items that is the least bit tradable would have some sort of value attached to it. Of course some things are not tradable. For example, a mountain in the United States that has been designated by the collective as public land is not...
  • Carl Icahn's Yahoo Bill: $130 Million and Counting

    08/31/2009 4:40:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 203+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | OWEN THOMAS
    Unwinding bet on a Microsoft merger costs tycoon nine figures Pity the poor billionaire: Corporate raider Carl Icahn is still paying for last year's effort to marry Yahoo off to Microsoft. Icahn recently sold 12.7 million shares of Yahoo, new regulatory filings show, at less than $15. He acquired his stake at an average price of $25 a share last year in an effort to pressure Yahoo into accepting a takeover bid from Microsoft. That means he's taken a loss of about $130 million. And unless Yahoo's fortunes take an abrupt turn for the better, he's likely to face more...
  • Are you listening to this??? Rush and "Race" and "Gender" standards for health care???

    08/03/2009 11:14:41 AM PDT · by LS · 23 replies · 1,931+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/3/09 | self
    This was absolutely breath-taking. The health care bill in the Senate version says the Secretary will establish (and enforce!) "gender" and race "standards" to ensure equity. Folks, they are going to define men and women, and ENSURE that transsexuals get access to "health care" that others will be denied; that there will be "race-based" health care to ensure fairness!!!!
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Our Vanishing Home Equity

    05/15/2009 7:01:50 AM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 681+ views
    Homeowner equity--the value of the part of our houses that we actually own--will likely end up down 70% from the peak. Think that will affect our spending? Everyone knows that U.S. house prices have fallen almost 30% from the peak. What is less well known is that Americans' equity in those houses--the part that American homeowners actually own--has fallen much further. Why? Because, despite all the foreclosures and write-offs, our total mortgage debt has only dropped slightly from its peak. When value falls and debt stays the same, equity gets crushed (See The Problem With Debt). If house prices end...
  • Data Shows Seniors Turning to Reverses to Make Up for Investment Losses (Reverse Mortgages)

    03/25/2009 12:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 1,557+ views
    Broker Universe ^ | March 25, 2009 | Brad Finkelstein
    OAKLAND, CA - More senior citizens are looking into reverse mortgage loans as a way to offset the income that has vanished as the result of losses in their investments. This is from data gleaned by Golden Gateway Financial here from usage data for its online reverse mortgage calculator. However, on the other side of the equation, the company said, homeowners are seeing their home values drop, as evidenced by changes in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. "For many older Americans, the time to act to stave off continuing losses is now," said Eric Bachman, founder and chief executive of...
  • Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

    10/23/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT · by uncommonsense · 39 replies · 1,658+ views
    It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku...
  • Senate Democrats want pay limits, equity in bailout (propose conditions for bailout)

    09/22/2008 8:59:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 318+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/08 | Richard Cowan and Kevin Drawbaugh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats issued a counterproposal to the Treasury Department's $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan on Monday that would give the government a stake in firms unloading assets under the plan, and limit the pay of corporate executives involved. The Democrats also want to set up an oversight board that would include the chairmen of the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and Securities and Exchange Commission to limit the Treasury's otherwise largely unfettered powers, according to a legislative proposal released by the office of U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Connecticut, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. According...
  • Justice In The Brain: Equity And Efficiency Are Encoded Differently

    05/09/2008 9:13:03 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 132+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-10-2008 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    The study sought to shed light on the neurological underpinnings of moral decision-making, said Ming Hsu, a fellow at the U. of I.'s Beckman Institute and co-principal investigator. (Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer) ScienceDaily (May 10, 2008) — Which is better, giving more food to a few hungry people or letting some food go to waste so that everyone gets a share" A study appearing in Science finds that most people choose the latter, and that the brain responds in unique ways to inefficiency and inequity. The study, by researchers at the University of Illinois and the California Institute...
  • You Thought You Had an Equity Line

    04/12/2008 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 52 replies · 203+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2008 | Gretchen Morgenson
    IT was the nation’s lending institutions and mortgage originators that got us into this credit mess, but it is consumers, taxpayers and those companies’ shareholders who will end up shouldering most of the costs. The latest example of this is in the mass freezing of home equity lines of credit going on across the country. Reeling from losses on their wretched loan decisions of recent years, lenders are preventing borrowers with pristine credit and significant equity in their homes from tapping into credit lines that they paid dearly to secure. In the last 30 days, lenders have sent several hundred...
  • Bus Tours Show Properties in Foreclosure

    03/26/2008 8:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 514+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2008 | Adrian Sainz
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The white bus rumbles into the quiet suburban neighborhood, heading toward a foreclosed home that sits empty. Neighbors, young and old, cock their heads in curiosity or point at the slow-moving coach. Once the vehicle stops, about 20 potential buyers file out and become detectives, opening and closing cabinets and drawers, knocking on walls and asking about the price, the previous owners and what repairs may be needed. Welcome to the Foreclosure Bus Tour, a six-hour expedition to show Orlando-area homes and educate potential buyers on the vagaries of snatching foreclosures in a state where the...
  • Home Equity Falls Below 50 Percent

    03/06/2008 9:36:15 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 48 replies · 242+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | March 6, 2008
    Federal Reserve Report Shows Homeowner Equity Dipping Below 50 Percent, Lowest on Record NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans' percentage of equity in their homes has fallen below 50 percent for the first time on record since 1945, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Homeowners' percentage of equity slipped to a revised lower 49.6 percent in the second quarter of 2007, the central bank reported in its quarterly U.S. Flow of Funds Accounts, and declined further to 47.9 percent in the fourth quarter -- the third straight quarter it was under 50 percent. That marks the first time homeowners' debt on their...
  • A new way to tap equity without going into debt

    07/06/2007 8:54:22 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 28 replies · 1,840+ views
    SF Gate, SF Chronicle ^ | Friday, July 6, 2007 | Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Bill and Elaine Nolan paid top dollar when they bought their Tiburon house a few years ago at the height of real estate frenzy. Now, of course, the market is cooling rapidly. So Bill Nolan, who deals with money all day long as a partner in an investment management firm, wanted to diversify. He turned to a startup based on a new concept: Let homeowners tap their equity without taking on debt.
  • Credit Correction (Explanation For Equity Sell Off)

    02/28/2007 7:27:05 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 605+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 28 February 2007 | Staff
    Any equity selloff as large as yesterday's will produce a multitude of explanations. Among other culprits, we heard about "overbought" Chinese stocks that were due for a correction, a weak durable goods report, the Kabul explosion aimed at Vice President Dick Cheney (see below), and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan for declaring Monday that a "recession" was possible later this year. Our own "whodunit" contribution would point to the mortgage-related markets, which sold off nearly as much as stocks. This reflects the cracks appearing in the housing credit markets, especially in subprime loans but with some damage up the...
  • Need Freeper Advice on Home Equity Loan Decision (vanity)

    09/21/2005 3:53:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. B.S. Roberts · 26 replies · 1,132+ views
    9/21/05 | Myself
    Help! Put on your economics hats out there. I'm trying to decide whether I should convert my variable rate home equity line to a fixed loan now that The Fed has raised the rates again. Is this just one more rate hike in a long line of future hikes; or is it a post-Katrina reaction? My equity line started at 3.5% and is now at 6.5%. I can lock into a fixed loan at 7.2%. I know there are a lot of Freepers out there who have a wealth of accumulated real estate and financial savvy. I was hoping to...
  • Equity Is Altering Spending Habits and View of Debt

    08/28/2005 8:39:10 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 52 replies · 1,009+ views ^ | August 28, 2005 | David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer
    As they happily watch their houses swell in value, Americans are changing their attitudes toward mortgage debt. Increasingly, a home is no longer a nest egg whose equity should never be touched, but a seemingly magical ATM enabling the owner to live it up or just live. Homeowners took $59 billion in cash out of their houses in the second quarter, double the amount in the 2004 quarter and 16 times the average rate of the mid-1990s, according to data released this month by mortgage giant Freddie Mac. People are cashing out so quickly that the term "homeowner" may soon...
  • Home Equity is Not Savings

    08/25/2005 11:56:51 AM PDT · by hubbubhubbub · 101 replies · 2,160+ views
    kitco ^ | 8/25/05 | Peter Schiff
    Yesterday on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” my bullish opponent in a "Bull vs. Bear" debate rebutted my argument that Americans saved too little by claiming that the methodology used to calculate savings was flawed as it omits the accumulation of home equity. This foolish argument, which amounts to nothing more than Wall Street’s attempt to rationalize away a chronic problem, reveals a complete lack of understanding of the concept of savings, and the important role that savings plays in a free market economy. Savings represent foregone consumption deferred to a future date. It amounts to a personal sacrifice, the deliberate postponement...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • One Quarter Of Californians: "We're Outta Here"

    11/20/2004 1:29:58 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 42 replies · 1,167+ views
    Realty Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | Broderick Perkins
    The high cost of housing in California is prompting nearly a quarter of the Golden State's residents to seriously consider moving to cheaper digs elsewhere. What's more, when Californians buy a second home, more and more of them are buying out of state in cheaper housing markets. California has the nation's third fastest rate of home price appreciation this year, behind Nevada and Hawaii, rising more than 18 percent compared to last year, 84 percent in the past five years and a whopping 338 percent since 1980, according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's Home Price Index. Nationwide...
  • Green indoctrination on Kerry's agenda?

    10/31/2004 11:01:04 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 3 replies · 275+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 1, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Candidate founded group to shift children's 'thinking, values, action' Presidential candidate John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, organized a group 11 years ago with an agenda to use public schools at all levels to "leverage change" throughout U.S. society by instigating "a complete shift in thinking, values and action" among America's youth. Second Nature, run by Anthony Cortese, an adviser to Kerry who has campaigned for him this year, promotes the notion of "Education for Sustainability" in schools across the country – from kindergarten through the universities. Cortese, president of the organization that is financed principally by Teresa Heinz Kerry's...
  • Twelve {"Super Wealthy" Texas) Districts to Benefit Most under {Perry's} Education Plan

    04/13/2004 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 04-13-03 | Castro, April
    Twelve districts to benefit most under ed plan BY APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - Twelve "super wealthy" school districts stand to gain the most from Gov. Rick Perry's school finance proposal to overhaul the current share-the-wealth school finance system. Perry's plan would attempt to equalize funding to all public schools by allowing each district to keep local residential property tax revenue, eliminating the so-called Robin Hood school finance system, while the state collects and redistributes commercial property tax revenue statewide. But, in an estimated 12 of Texas' 1,039 school districts, the residential property wealth is so high, those...

    02/20/2004 2:34:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo Southern Co. (SO) Message Board Taken Over by Mirant Shareholders ^ | 20 February 2004 | Michael Sammons via Yahoo Message Board
    Mirant Equity Committee by Micheal Sammons – Attorney Previously on Mirant Shareholders Committee Click here for link to Yahoo message. For those who asked, I was also booted off the committee - around December 1st. Like Matt Wilson, I was vocal about the need to explore all options other than dilution. My problem was with the Brown Rudnick law firm and Tejas Securities [SHC (Shareholders Committee) co-chair]. Even before our selection I had argued with Tejas about what they believed to be "inevitable dilution." And this was before a committee was even formed (the informal committee days). While I cannot...
  • Intergenerational equity and fiscal sustainability

    10/17/2003 8:39:22 AM PDT · by yoswif · 4 replies · 157+ views
    on line opinion ^ | 6/15/02 | Alan Tapper
    Is there some reason why there isn't an Intergenerational Report being produced by our fiscally conservative President and Congress? Is there some reason why intergenerational equity and fiscal sustainability are not regularly discussed on fiscally conservative talk radio, by fiscally conservative columnists, and at fiscally conservative websites in America?

    06/25/2003 9:31:04 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies · 719+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | 25 June 2003
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy changes affecting manufactured home lending practices recently announced by Fannie Mae jeopardize the dream of homeownership for thousands of low- and middle-income American families, as well as eliminating the housing equity of existing homeowners. Members of the manufactured housing industry delivered that important message during recent visits with Members of Congress. "Recent actions by Fannie Mae are jeopardizing the opportunity for homeownership for low- and middle-income families across the country and we felt that the Congress should be fully aware of these unreasonable, discriminatory policy changes," stated Chris Stinebert, president of the Manufactured...
  • Women behaving badly and other feminist triumphs

    05/13/2003 6:57:28 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 20 replies · 241+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 5/15/03 | Michael M. Bates
    Courtesy of modem technology, we’ve been treated to videotape evidence of a high school "hazing" that happened at a north suburban high school. An event that was supposed to be an initiation for junior girls ended up sending five of them to the hospital, one student needing ten stitches in her head. Not surprisingly, alcohol was involved. Someone, probably someone of legal age, was thoughtful enough to provide a keg of beer. Other festive props included pig intestines, feces and paint thinner. In an e-mail to me (, a reader reports hearing a TV news analyst provide a possible cause...
  • GE to wind down private equity fund (MARKETS ALERT)

    10/27/2002 11:19:42 PM PST · by MadIvan · 21 replies · 460+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 28, 2002 | Helena Keers
    American conglomerate General Electric is preparing to wind down its $3 billion private equity fund, which backs entrepreneurs by investing in unquoted companies. GE Equity Group notified its employees last week that it is looking to sell out of its current portfolio in a few years and will no longer look for new private investments. Some select investments will be reallocated to other parts of the corporation. GE spokesman Peter Stack said: "We will see how best to maximise value as we wind down our portfolio." He added: "The moves are not being made in direct response to a recent...
  • "Why Do Women Live Longer???"

    04/08/2002 9:18:43 PM PDT · by The Giant Apricots · 50 replies · 771+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | April 8, 2000 | MND
    Lifespan Gender Gap Continues to Shrink April 8, 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Men's News Daily NEWSWIRE ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In 1920, the lifespan gender gap was only 1 year. Over the next several decades, the gap steadily widened, and reached a 7.8 year disparity in 1975. Then, the gap begin to shrink. Now, according to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the gap has narrowed to 5.5 years. On average, American women live 79.4 years, while men live 73.9 years. The greatest disparity affects Black males, who only live 67.8 years. The NCHS explains the improvement in male life...