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Friday Jan 16 | via North Country Now
St. Lawrence County is second-highest on a list of counties in the U.S. ranking where buying a house is cheaper in the long run than renting your living space. The counties were ranked using several criteria, including low average monthly mortgage payments relative to monthly rent, favorable tax structure, relatively low home values, and other factors that favor home ownership, according to New York City-based SmartAsset.com. Comment?
Friday Jan 23 | via CNN
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on charges that he used his position as one of the state's most-powerful politicians to amass millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, federal prosecutors said. Silver's remarkable fall from grace came one day after he shared the stage with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State address in Albany. Comment?
Thursday Jan 22 | via Philip Greenspun's Weblog
It seems that there have been a few changes over the past 100 years in the U.S. We still like invading countries because we don't think that the natives can run things for themselves, but we don't bring back those natives and exhibit them alongside other "freaks" in amusement parks. This may be because we now have television and YouTube rather than because we have evolved in the moral department The specific natives in Prentice's book are a group of Igorrotes, headhunting, dog-eating, g-string-wearing people from the Philippines, an American territory at the time. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via Washington Examiner
Five Star Bank reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday to change its business practices after the bank allegedly discriminated against predominately minority neighborhoods in the Rochester area. The bank allegedly excluded minority neighborhoods from its mortgage lending program from 2009 to September 2013 by refusing to give loans of less than $75,000 in seven of its 12 lending packages. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via Bloomberg
Standard & Poor's commercial-mortgage unit, which is facing an imminent one-year suspension, was the venue for an internal battle over the company's ill-fated effort to tighten its ratings standards. The 2011 conflict pitted Mark Adelson , a critic of the ratings business who S&P hired during the financial crisis, against other employees who said his more rigid methodology would drive off business, according to several people familiar with the situation. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via The Real Deal
Manhattan's condo market is gearing up for a major influx of new product in 2015 - about 6,500 new units across more than 100 buildings will open for sales this year, compared to just 2,500 units across 59 buildings last year, according to Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. Developers haven't faced such stiff competition since 2007, and some in the real estate industry expect to see a return to the lavish marketing and one-upmanship of the boom years. Comment?
Aug 21, 2011 | via American Reporter
I am a believer in dreams, and when I had a waking dream a few days after the S&P downgrade of our national debt of President Obama packing his bags and leaving the White House, I was saddened for him and for my country. But the great thing about dreams, if they are truly predictive, is that they give you time to change the future, and I'm going to try doing that with this advice. Comment?
Aug 8, 2011 | via American Reporter
As I write this on Wednesday night, I am in utter disbelief at how completely messed up things are in Washington. The routine matter of raising the country's debt ceiling, an act that has been done 36 times over the past 30 years with little debate, has turned into a fight that threatens to destroy our nation's credit rating no matter how it turns out. Comment?
24 min ago | via American Reporter
It was Monday evening and the phone rang - again. It was probably the fifth time in two hours. Comment?
24 min ago | via American Reporter
With $700 billion dollars - about $2,400 for every man woman and child in America - Congress has just about paid back all those American and foreign banks for every bad loan they've ever made. All those credit card debts that people didn't feel like paying will soon be paid for by taxpayer money, courtesy of Congress. Comment?
25 min ago | via American Reporter
BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 3, 2008 -- Like a bad joke, the Dow swung up close to 300 points today as lawmakers voted at 1 PM on the bill to bail out Wall Street banks and brokers, and then fell 450 from that point as traders began the clamor for more at the close. It's like I told you here on Sept. Comment?
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