Items Tagged with 'Person Education'


  • Home for sale gets Twitter handle

    Leave it to Silicon Valley to come up with a new idea for a struggling housing market desperate to revive the American Dream. Jen O'Neal, with the help of her sister, decided to give the house their parents are selling a voice on Twitter. For those living under a rock, Twitter allows fleeting posts of 140 characters or less. It is arguably the furthest thing from interacting with a live, chatty real estate agent.
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  • Hitting the Redo Button on Recent Regulation

    Sometimes it seems that the world would work better if more people thought like engineers. Sure, there would be less music and art and fewer people (because it would be harder for couples to hook up). But the world would also come with a version number, so everyone would know that it was a work in progress. And there would be other benefits, too.
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  • Morgan Stanley Exec Joins Freddie Mac

    Bruce Witherell joins Freddie Mac [stock FRE][/stock] as chief operating officer, effective September 14. Witherell has served as managing director and global co-head of Morgan Stanley’s [stock MS][/stock] residential mortgage business since 2006. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Lehman Brothers in a variety of leadership roles, including CEO of Lehman Brothers Bank.
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  • BofA Adds Strategists after Lead Director's Departure

    Bank of America [stock BAC][/stock] saw a bit of shuffling this weekend after announcing late Friday that 13-year company veteran O. Temple Sloan Jr. resigned his leading post on the board of directors. Sloan, who also served as chairman to the board of directors' executive and compensation committees, stepped down in the face of government-initiated stress test results showing the bank lacked $33.9bn in fresh capital to withstand more dire economic circumstances.
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  • Former Freddie CFO Lands at First American

    Former Freddie Mac [stock FRE][/stock] CFO Anthony "Buddy" Piszel has been named chief financial officer and treasurer at the First American Corp. [stock FAF][/stock], after leaving the ailing GSE in late September amid a management shake-up after the mortgage giant was taken over by its regulator.
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