Posts filed under “Legal”

CBS Video: How Much Did Madoff Family Know?

Category: Legal, Video

What Did the Madoff Family Know in 2006?

When the Madoff story first broke, we noted that it “smelled funny” that Bernie was working alone. Now, CBS News suggests that the Madoff family made estate moves which suggest they were anticipating property forfeiture.  (Video is here) Excerpt: CBS News has learned that Madoff and his brother, along with their wives, took steps two…Read More

Category: Legal, Markets, Real Estate

Blame the Enablers

I couldn’t agree with this article more: Madoff Enablers Winked at Suspected Front-Running. I look at Madoff as a Sociopath — he is a sick individual. The enablers, on the other hand, were simply greedy hacks who didn’t, (and probably couldn’t) do the suitable investigation and due diligence into Madoff’s asset management business. Were they…Read More

Category: Finance, Investing, Legal, Regulation

Foregoing Foreclosure

Insight on the latest housing trends, with CNBC’s Diana Olick; Susan Wachter, Wharton Business School; Carl Horowitz, National Legal and Policy Center; and CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen.

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via CNBC

Category: Credit, Legal, Real Estate, Video

Microsoft Zune: Down 54%

My pal JP notes that the iPod wannabe had an utterly disasterous quarter: Overlooked in the carnage of Microsoft’s second quarter was the performance of the company’s Zune platform. Which was, quite simply, atrocious. Seems that $10 to $20 holiday discount didn’t do much good at all. According to Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, “Zune platform revenue…Read More

Category: Legal, Markets, Music, Technology, Venture Capital

Good-Bye and Good Riddance to Chris Cox

“Chairman Cox has increased to 34 percent of the S.E.C. work force from 32 percent in 2005 and 29 percent in the 1990s. This investment in investor protection already is paying significant dividends.” The baldfaced lie above was issued under SEC Chairman Cox about how he had improved the agency enforecement staff to protect investors….Read More

Category: Bailouts, Investing, Legal, Markets, Regulation

California Foreclosures Driving Sales

You need only two things to fix the housing crisis: Readily available consumer credit, and lower real estate prices. The second part of that equation is being helped along by Foreclosures: Southern California home sales rose 51 percent in December as a surge in foreclosures pushed prices of single-family houses and condominiums down from a…Read More

Category: Credit, Legal, Markets, Real Estate

How copyright extension in recording actually works

How copyright extension in sound recordings actually works

Category: Legal, Music, Video

More Cablevision Redirect Nonsense

In September, I mentioned that my internet provider, Optimum OnLine by Cable Vision, was hijacking my typos and searches via their DNS Redirect. The company line is that this is a form of search assistance — but that’s transparent bullshit. I didn’t ask for search, and I know how to use Google. Besides, this defeats…Read More

Category: Legal, Regulation, Web/Tech

U.S. Foreclosure Market Data by State – 2008

via Realty Trac http://www.realtytrac.com/ContentManagement/pressrelease.aspx?ChannelID=9&ItemID=5681&accnt=64847

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Real Estate