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FBI Cyber Network Conference warns about terrorists, spies and underground economy

(New York)—Sometimes the U.S. government uses resources wisely. An example: a recent conference hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation tackled ... in the world can buy a blank credit card, complete with the holographic security markings used [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:22:50

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Coming This Week

by Sharona Coutts, ProPublica - Tuesday, September 16 Credit: ProPublica 9:30 a.m ... of information on reporters, the Bureau’s approach to the mortgage fraud crisis, and the expanded [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 20:02:00

Checking In On The Music Mags

Realizing, of course, that the entire publishing industry is cratering, still: it’s been awhile since we checked in on the health of music magazines. Folio just summarized the latest Publishers Information Bureau statistics for 2008. Auto ... is unknown, but you have to give credit to Paste for really pushing their thinking waaaay “outside the box.” [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:13:18

Credit clean-up

"I really enjoyed reading your article about credit repair companies offering false hopes and essentially scams to consumers," ... of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection said, "Companies that promise they are able to scrub your credit ... try the Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Cedar Knolls. It is part of the non-profit National [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 19:40:13

What should I charge China for Michigan?

Dear Economist, Here in Michigan we have a problem: the automobile industry ... you don’t sell yourselves cheap. According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Michigan’s GDP ... out too long: even before the credit crunch hit, Michigan’s GDP per head was falling in real terms [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 09:42:19

No Rest for the Unemployed

by The Mogambo Guru The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S ... so damned much money and credit to fuel doomed booms and a cancerous growth of government! And yet you want ... , the report does not actually mention me by name or even wish me good luck in getting another job [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 21:49:13

Another Bad Day Dawns in Asia

As of this writing, the Nikkei is down nearly 500 points. Singapore is least trashed, down 3%, the Hang Seng is down over 6% ... no confidence in Paulson's latest folly, the "let's bailout credit card debt so the banks can let consumers ... earlier, the statistics bureau said today, after gaining 11.4 percent in September. None of 18 economists [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 04:32:03

Home mailboxes are open targets for identity thieves

Connecticut Better Business Bureau has advice for securing your mail and reducing potentially “dangerous” junk mail Wallingford, CT Wallingford, ... : The mailbox. According to a Javelin ... Related posts:CT Better Business Bureau urges students learn financial responsibility Fewer than half know how to manage credit & finances...Instant business [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:04:19

Time’s Jay Carney takes Sister Toldjah’s advice

Well, he’s probably never actually heard of this blog, but with news like this, I’d sure love to take the credit for it ;) ... confirmation of the report. Carney had been the magazine’s D.C. bureau head since 2005, and had been on board ... Time magazine Washington Bureau Chief Jay Carney has left that position, reportedly to become [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 01:21:54

Foreclosure Crisis of 2008 Should Serve as a Lesson for Steering Through 2009

There is no doubt that many will be relieved to bid adieu to 2008 and its record breaking number of house foreclosures, jumbo unemployment figures and pathetic credit markets. However there are lessons to be learnt ... of Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. In fact in May 2008 the savings rate had shot [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 19:00:39

Free shredding Jan. 24 in Tacoma

Free shredding Jan. 24 in TacomaAttorney General sues Colfax couple for equity skimmingProtect yourself from e-mail hijackers and spoofersAGs reach deal to debug Dell’s customer serviceVirtual credit cards may give online shoppers peace of mind ... Sentinel Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Washington Department [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 01:33:05

Ticket Notice: Sunday shows -- Davis, Axelrod and everyone breathing over at CNN

ABC's "This Week": David Axelrod (Obama's chief strategist -- see photo); Rick Davis (McCain campaign manager) ... with Brit Hume of Fox News' Washington bureau, Mara Liasson and Juan Williams of NPR, and Bill Kristol ... . Photo credit: Associated Press [more...]

Date: 2008-11-01 19:00:02

Obama Named Gun Salesman Of The Year

Hope! Change! People buying massive amounts of guns and ammo! “It’s credit where credit is due,” (the link is getting slammed, so keep trying) ... , January 6, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a notice [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:30:33

Recession, Reschmession: Wesbury Predicts 2Q GDP Growth of 3%

Brian Wesbury, whose writings I have quoted often (link is to a BizzyBlog site search on Wesbury’s name) ... Political Calculations) when Uncle Sam’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) releases second quarter ... tempting for Old Media to exclusively credit the economic stimulus checks for the improvement. But that’ [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 13:53:16

CNN Ordered to Rehire 110 Workers Fired for Belonging to a Union

CNN Ordered to Rehire 110 Workers Fired for Belonging to a Union Digg by James Parks, Nov 24, 2008 Photo credit: NABET-CWA Local 13 ... of more than 250 employees at the network’s bureaus in Washington, D.C., and New York City when it ended ... . He also ruled that CNN discriminated against TVS employees who wanted to continue working at CNN’s bure [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 22:39:22

The Early Bird: December 2, 2008

It's Official: Recession Is Here The National Bureau of Economic Research's conclusion that the U.S ... housing crisis is far from over. The credit reporting agency TransUnion LLC reports that the percentage ... Monday. Of the key indicators measured by the bureau, manufacturing slowed, jobs were cut, and real [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 15:15:28

British PM says Britain, America headed toward recession

LONDON, England (CNN) — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that Britain and other major world economies are heading toward a ... , the combination of a squeeze on take-home pay and a decline in credit poses the risk of a prolonged slowdown ... from the previous estimate, according to Britain’s Bureau of National Statistics. Results [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 12:23:03

Well! Now we know why Emperor Paulson wanted retroactive immunity in his trillion dollar bailout plan!

How did Paulson try to get retroactive immunity? Why, via the infamous Clause 8, of course: the clause Krugman caught Paulson lying about ... , Lehman Brothers and American International Group, bringing to 26 the number of bureau investigations ... into disclosure and valuation of housing-related investments at banks, insurers and credit rating [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 02:53:58

WSJ: "Housing Push for Hispanics Spawns Wave of Foreclosures"

From the Wall Street Journal:"Housing Push for Hispanics Spawns Wave of Foreclosures"By SUSAN SCHMIDT and MAURICE TAMMANCalifornia Rep ... with loans that often didn't require down payments, solid credit ratings or documentation of employment ... million from 4.1 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Over that same period, homeownership [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 04:10:00

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.26.08

The DWP union's solar rooftop measure slammed through by the mayor causes Tim Rutten to write, " ... Enforcement Bureau has 321 open cases involving sign complaints. L.A. Daily Detectives still don't ... Observed, credit to the L.A. Times for investigating stock option finagling by executives [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 16:39:45

As Far As Some on the Council Are Concerned, We've Already Voted For the Convention Center Hotel

Sam Merten Said Mayor Tom today, "If we turn our back on the convention center hotel, ... hotel project, citing concerns “about the financials.” To Neumann’s credit, he’s been consistent ... consultant, and next to Matthew Jones of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Then it was time [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 08:11:32

Scribe seeks Rs.3 mn compensation from Delta Airlines

A Kerala journalist has demanded a compensation of Rs ... . In his petition to the District Consumer Protection Redressal Forum here, P. Sreekumar, bureau ... . "We had no extra money with us. But luckily we had with us a credit card and used that." "We have sought [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 09:02:58

America Will Be Just Fine - By Brian Hamilton, CEO of Sageworks, Inc.

There is probably something in humans and in every generation that makes us think that the problems we face are uniquely difficult ... to what you read about the credit crisis, actually increased last quarter compared to the same quarter ... about employment?  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment sits at 6.7 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 22:01:33

Jack And Gilles

Blow up the Hill... The New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois had a secret plan to form a coalition party well before the opposition's uproar over the ... Leader Gilles Duceppe for a "considerable period of time," reported CTV's Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert ... by a Conservative member. According to the audio tape, Layton appears to take credit [more...]

Date: 2008-11-30 19:53:22

News of Barack Obama's victory brings 'relief and joy' around the world

About a month ago, we pointed out an Economist poll that asked what would happen if the whole world could vote in the U.S ... historic victory. According to Henry Chu, the Times' London bureau chief, the rest of the world ... of the world is celebrating. -- Kate Linthicum Picture credit: The front page of Al Watan [more...]

Date: 2008-11-06 03:45:49

Obama - McCain - Obama Can Win; The Economic Problem Is Why

This video was created just before the debate, but my prediction seems to have held and for the reasons I state here ... : 1) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate topped out 10 years ... problems consumer credit shot to rapid rates of annual increase starting just before the turn [more...]

Date: 2008-10-08 07:30:37

Protect your Identity from Thieves

More and more people are being victimized by identity theft ... !! They will help you reduce credit card offers, reduce junk mail and do a proactive identity protection ... by the Better Business Bureau as a legitimate functioning online business company. Their website [more...]

Date: 2008-07-27 22:15:15

Seth Godin - Tribes - Highlights

I liked the book Tribes by Seth Godin.  It’s short and sweet ... no credit for these ideas, they are Seth’s insights): Stability is an Illusion The recent financial ... . The “Bureau of Ideas” does not exist There are lots of people with good ideas.  “Ordinary people [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 06:38:47

UPDATED: File under 'opposition opportunism' and 'total lack of principle': NDP and Bloc were already in talks to form coalition

CTV is reporting on previous coalition talks between Layton's New Democrats and Duceppe's Bloc Quebecois: ... Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife. Layton held a telephone-conference meeting with his caucus ... to take credit for the possibility of a coalition. "Let's just say we have strategies. This whole [more...]

Date: 2008-11-30 22:32:11

Loans - Debt Management for Personal Loans

by Peter Hagen Personal loans can offer individuals a way to have the funds for an array of uses ... habits any. The result is they charge their credit cards up to the limit and now have those payments ... from customers with the Better Business Bureau. Once you have chosen one, call to discuss your situation [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:54:49

Dodgers and Angels could load up on draft picks

... are classified as Type B. Player rankings are determined by Elias Sports Bureau, which divides players ... after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in Pittsburgh on Sept. 18. Credit: Gene J. Puskar [more...]

Date: 2008-10-31 23:20:23

Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Metropolitan Money Store Scheme

Richard Allison, 37, Camp Springs, Maryland, an attorney and employee of the U.S. Census Bureau, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, in connection ... and repair their damaged credit. According to his plea agreement, Allison became employed [more...]

Date: 2008-09-04 15:34:11

U.S. Bleeding Jobs; Wall Street Doesn't Seem to Mind

On Friday, December 5, 2008 the U.S. Department of Labor reported a sharp loss of 533,000 jobs in the month of November ... to the National Bureau of Economic Research, today's recession began at December 2007. Friday's report ... that reverberated through credit markets has now debilitated the able-bodied worker. Indeed, labor [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 12:56:06

Tuesday morning -- and we're in a recession

As Sacramento Bee reporter Dale Kasler noted in his lead paragraph this morning: "No kidding" to the news yesterday from the National Bureau of Economic Research that the country's ... that Henry Paulson and company don't know why credit markets have frozen. Is it because the banks [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 13:54:33

Spain to pour cash into financial system

MADRID (Spain) — The Spanish government will make available at least 30 billion euros (nearly $41 billion US) to the nation’s financial system to improve the flow of credit, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez ... his insistence that Spain’s financial system is sound. –From CNN Madrid Bureau Chief Al Goodman [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 16:17:43

Report: FBI Investigates Four Companies in Credit Crisis

From the WSJ: FBI Investigates Four Firms at Heart of the Mess The Federal Bureau of Investigation's preliminary inquiries are focusing on whether fraud helped cause some of the troubles at Fannie [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 05:12:39

Real-Time Wal-Mart Data

Purchases of essentials are increasingly clustering around payday: Wal-mart: Scenes from the Economic Front Lines, by Paul Kedrosky: Wal-mart is like the Bureau of Economic Analyst of retail: It has all the data you wish ... president in Los Angeles: Credit is declining as a form of payment at Wal-mart. It will be down double [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 07:15:00


419 scamsAnti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D ... : quartey00@representative.com.My Name is Michael Declan (Deputy Accountant General, Credit and Foreign Bills (Rennies Bank [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 05:00:00

Lithuanian firm turns to witchcraft to hunt down debtors

Lithuanian firm turns to witchcraft to hunt down debtors by The Associated Press Thursday January 15, 2009, 8:15 AM VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) ... who are failing to pay their debts amid the credit crunch. "There are certain people, who are using ... of the Skolu Isieskojimo Biuras, or debt collecting bureau. "Our new employee will help them [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:06:01

Outdoor Wire Names Obama “Gun Salesman of the Year”

In recognition of the unprece­dented demand for firearms by nervous consumers, ... the automotive and housing industries. It’s credit where credit is due. Mr. Obama has consistently ... been better. Sales are so good that on Tuesday, January 6, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:22:18

Cops Pullovers Special Edition Airs Tonight

With Thanksgiving Day weekend being one of the busiest travel days of the year, ... for the suspect. In addition, a Portland, Oregon Police Bureau officer stops a vehicle without the proper tags ... message boards and talk about your favorite show! Photo Credit: FOX ShareThis Related posts:Cops [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 16:00:24

Small Bizs Feeling the Chill

The New York Times: Some small companies say they are no longer able to get loans from newly cautious banks as credit tightens across the country, ... credit — at 30 percent a year. Mr. Snyder does not want to borrow much at that rate. “ ... , the Census Bureau reports, and they outpace large companies in generating new jobs. Photo by Kevin Moloney. [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 15:08:55

Tomorrow's conventional wisdom debunked yesterday

From yesterday's VDARE.com column (which is where you can find all the documenting links) ... for 8 or 9 or even 10 percent of the vote! Then, a year from now, the Census Bureau will quietly announce ... that Republicans would win Hispanics over by being the Borrow and Spend party. And debauching credit standards [more...]

Date: 2008-11-05 00:44:32

Report: FBI Investigates Four Companies in Credit Crisis (pfblogs.org)

From the WSJ: FBI Investigates Four Firms at Heart of the Mess The Federal Bureau of Investigation's preliminary inquiries are focusing on whether fraud helped cause some of the troubles at Fannie [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 07:36:11

Recession Started In December 2007

I reported on this in January and now we have official confirmation ... , stagnant wages and hundreds of thousands of lost jobs. But the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic ... now for America’s economy? Personally, with the news of a possible $2 trillion pull back on credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 01:05:15

Banned by Beijing: Rain

As if the glow of pulling off a technically challenging opening ceremony for the Olympic Games wasn’t enough, Beijing is also trying to take credit for the weather. Beijing fired over 1,000 “rain dispersal” ... Guo Hu, head of the Beijing Municipal Meteorological Bureau, as saying. Guo’s team had been tracking [more...]

Date: 2008-08-09 08:13:25

China Passes Germany to Become Third-Biggest Economy

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- China’s economy overtook Germany’s in 2007 to become the world’s third largest, ... trillion yuan ($3.38 trillion), the statistics bureau said on its Web site today. That topped Germany’ ... central banks in October to counter the deepening credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:27:00

China Yeepay (Ease Pay) suffers large-scale hacker attack

Yeepay (Easy Pay), the leading e-payment service in China, confirmed that starting at 4:20 pm on January 14th, ... the site. The attack was reported to the Beijing Public Security Bureau and a suspect is currently ... . The challenge is that many of them don’t have traditional bank accounts or credit cards, so monetizing [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:46:25

Barack Obama: The Outdoor Wire's "Gun Salesman of the Year"

By Jim Shepherd In recognition of the unprece­dented demand for firearms by nervous consumers, ... the automotive and housing industries. It's credit where credit is due. Mr. Obama has consistently ... have never been better. Sales are so good that on Tuesday, January 6, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 05:10:00

Track and Lower Expenses to Save Money

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, America has been suffering through a recession since December 2007. As people go cold turkey on credit and struggle to put their households on a cash basis ... before all others. (If you have credit card debt, be sure to include minimum payments as regular monthly [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 16:00:39

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