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Schedule for Week of December 26th

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Schedule for Week of December 26th

This will be a light week for economic news. The Case-Shiller house price index will be released on Tuesday, and several regional manufacturing surveys will be released during the week. —– Monday, Dec 27th —– 10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey for December. The Texas survey showed expansion last month (at 13.1), and is...
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Calyx Software acquires Loan-Score Decisioning Systems

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Calyx Software acquires Loan-Score Decisioning Systems

Calyx Software, a mortgage software firm in San Jose, Calif., has acquired  Loan-Score Decisioning Systems. "This is a historic move for Calyx Software; a very significant and strategic move to better serve our customers and further our presence in the lending industry,” said Doug Chang, president of Calyx Software. With the acquisition, Calyx and...
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Misc: Ernst & Young accused of fraud, Banks accused of illegal break-ins

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Misc: Ernst & Young accused of fraud, Banks accused of illegal break-ins

Two stories: Lehman’s accounting was fishy. The other is a real fish story … • From the NY Times DealBook: Cuomo Sues Ernst & Young Over Lehman The New York attorney general on Tuesday sued Ernst & Young, accusing the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers, its client, “engage in a massive accounting fraud”...
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Getting the Money: How to Finance Your Deals with Private Money

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Getting the Money:  How to Finance Your Deals with Private Money

by Julie Broad Quick – you need to get $10,000. What do you do? Many folks will either turn to their parents to borrow the money or they will head to their local bank for a loan. Eventually the bank of Mom and Dad grows tired of financing their child’s exploits (or runs dry!)...
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SEC expands investigation into MBS: Report

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SEC expands investigation into MBS: Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission expanded the federal government's investigation into mortgage lenders, seeking more information into the securitization of the loans, according to published reports. Reuters reported Friday the regulator sent another round of subpoenas to some of the nation's largest banks requesting information about how home loans are bundled and sold in...
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Bank Failures #156 & 157: Arkansas and Minnesota

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Bank Failures #156 & 157: Arkansas and Minnesota

Shadowy Reaper A grim Black Friday for some Nearing your banks door? by Soylent Green is People From the FDIC: Southern Bank, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Assumes All of the Deposits of First Southern Bank, Batesville, Arkansas As of September 30, 2010, First Southern Bank had approximately 1.8 million in total assets and 5.8 million...
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FDIC names Wigand director of new complex financial institutions office

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FDIC names Wigand director of new complex financial institutions office

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. named Jim Wigand director of the new office of complex financial institutions. The new office was establish by the Dodd-Frank Act and will review non-bank financial companies deemed "systemically important" and bank holding companies with assets of more than 0 billion. The CFI also will implement the FDIC's new...
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What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?

You may have heard the term “short sale” and wondered what it referred to – and what kind of opportunities these types of transactions offer in the real estate market. Let’s define a short sale first. A short sale can occur when a home owner’s debt on a property is greater than the amount...
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Two Updates: Tax Legislation and Europe

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Two Updates: Tax Legislation and Europe

• Tax Legislation If you are bored, here is the C-Span Link for the Senate vote. From the Senate rules: “Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.” Most estimates...
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Fitch sees 10% drop in home prices in 2011, negative outlook for MBS

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Fitch sees 10% drop in home prices in 2011, negative outlook for MBS

Fitch Ratings expects another 10% decline in home prices in 2011, as the supply of distressed properties continues to weigh down the housing market. Accordingly, analysts maintained the agency's negative outlook for the residential mortgage-backed securities space and said 53% of all investment-grade RMBS rated by Fitch have a negative outlook. The number of...
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