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Exclusive: Facebook investors look for exits →
soupsoup: Lauren Tara LaCapra and Jennifer Saba at Reuters A group of Facebook shareholders is seeking to offload $1 billion worth of shares on the secondary market, a sale that would value the company at more than $70 billion, according to five sources with direct knowledge of the situation. TSCM alumni: As financial-reporting farm teams go, you’d be hard pressed to find a better...
endasher: This may have been said many times, but what’s oddest about it all is that John McCain actually wasn’t born in the U.S. as such. (The Panama Canal Zone was American-controlled but de jure a part of Panama proper.) Congress actually passed a resolution, supported by Ted Olsen and Lawrence Tribe, saying the “natural-born” clause applies to McCain based on a 1937 law (he was born in 1936)...
Steady eighth notes on the kick isn't why my... →
Paul Brady: Tweets that I couldn't send from the... →
paulbrady: I rode the Acela to Baltimore on Friday evening, and, yet again, the wifi didn’t work for me. Here are the tweets I would’ve sent. My seatmate, coughing loudly in that “Are you kidding me?” way. This gravel plant looks even worse when it’s overcast! LED sign: “EXIT RESTROOM OTHER END” I… Train Tweets!
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paulbrady: A particular hotel review website recently secured additional funding and people have opinions about that. Insidery and jokey hotel review website Tweets are about as enjoyable and informative as you’d expect.
'I had a crush on the English language'
azipaybarah: Says Michael Chabon, about one of my favorite books, The Phantom Tollbooth. Yeah son Phantom Tollbooth is the NOTES.
C.THE DEARBORN REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES’ VIOLATIONS Beginning in the fall of 1991 through November 1994, the Dearborn registered representatives sold unregistered securities in a Ponzi scheme. The sales were not reflected on the books and records of PFSI and PFSI did not approve these sales which were prohibited by the registered representatives’ contracts with Primerica. ...
A summary of the above: XX: Group A is bad. Group A: [no response] Group B: [inquisitive thoughts about itself] YY: Group B is bad. Group A: It’s O.K. to like different kinds of writing. Group B: It’s O.K. to like different kinds of writing. ZZ: Group B is “disingenuous.” Group B: [no response] YY: I feel like YZ himself wouldn’t read his last three...
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The Wall Street Section →
fek: youngmanhattanite: There’s been a lot of awesome Observerness going around, and we’re fully on board, but speaking of conspiracy theories, what happened to the Wall Street section? It was featured in the main nav bar a week ago. Now, nothing. Foster, did you take the bull by the horns to the cleaners? It dropped about 106 basis points since Seedz left and we’ve been struggling to keep...
You can build up an awful lot of habits in six years, and you can fill an awful...– Robert Penn Warren. All the King’s Men. 30.
(Incidentally, showing solidarity by demanding... →
This is great.
The family’s commitment to the magazine he loved so much is solidly...– Tina Brown. “This Obituary Was Brought to You By the Good People At …”
As of spring ‘04, though, the most frequent and concussive ads on KFI are for mortgage and home-refi companies—Green Light Financial, HMS Capital, Home Field Financial, Benchmark Lending. Over and over. Pacific Home Financial, U.S. Mortgage Capital, Crestline Funding, Advantix Lending. Reverse mortgages, negative amortization, adjustable rates, APR, FICO … where did all these firms come...
kstoeffel started following you
PIMCO boss Mohamed El-Erian was interviewed over at Reuters HQ this morning, as...– Dan Primack reports for Fortune. If people thought Second Market was only for high-flying consumer facing internet plays, think again. When hedge funds, private equity funds and individual account managers like PIMCO start trading their management company shares on Second Market, your eyebrows...