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September 2011

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Troubling Failures At The Ratings Agencies

September 30, 2011 – Comments (0)

In its first annual report on the credit agencies, the SEC found a number of "apparent failures."  [more]

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A Damned, Damned Lie

September 29, 2011 – Comments (8)

Things were looking up last night for my beloved Boston Red Sox. The Yankees were crushing Tampa Bay by a score of 7 to 0. And the Sox led the Orioles 3 to 2. If the Sox won and the Rays lost, the Sox would be in the playoffs, despite their epic September collapse.  [more]

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The Unfathomable Ignorance of the Wisconsin School Districts

September 27, 2011 – Comments (13)

RBC Capital agreed to a settlement today with the SEC in response to having been charged with marketing and selling unsuitable investments to five Wisconsin school districts.  [more]

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Eliminating The Word "No"

September 27, 2011 – Comments (3)

In a press release back in 1994, Fannie Mae put forward an initiative, "which has as its goal the elimination of any final "no" in the mortgage application process."  [more]

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Is Irish Austerity Working?

September 26, 2011 – Comments (0)

There’s been an interesting discussion over the past several days on the issue of whether or not Ireland’s current economic policies are working.   [more]

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100 Top Economics Blogs

September 26, 2011 – Comments (0)

Came across this very handy list of economics and business blogs over the weekend:

 http://www.onlineuniversities-weblog.com/50226711/100-best-blogs-for-econ-students.php

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The Trouble With The United States

September 26, 2011 – Comments (0)

Here's a great quote from Paul Volcker:  [more]

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