Items Tagged with 'ABC'


  • Next Up: Bank Bailout Equity Investments?

    If anything, the nation's financial crisis has clearly led to some creative ideas around how to prop up ailing financial markets and the institutions that make up much of it: from TALF, to TGLP, to TARP. But as the Troubled Asset Relief Program has gone from savior to what JP Morgan Chase & Co. [stock JPM][/stock] chief Jamie Dimon last week labeled a "scarlet letter," officials in the Obama administration have been vexed by how to best continue to aid a financial sector that is still reeling from punches to the collective gut.
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  • Squandering away an extreme makeover

    Ever wondered what becomes of the in-need families that get a new home free and clear as part of the hit television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"? Wonder no more, at least in one family's case: More than 1,800 people showed up to help ABC's "Extreme Makeover" team demolish a family's decrepit home and replace it with a sparkling, four-bedroom mini-mansion in 2005.
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  • Senior Managers From American Brokers Conduit Helping Displaced Employees

    Amid what has been a stream of just horrible industry news as of late, good news is out there -- you just have to really look a bit for it. American Banker has a story from the August 13 print edition of National Mortgage News that covers the efforts of now-former senior executives from American Brokers Conduit, the wholesale channel run by now-bankrupt American Home Mortgage, to help find jobs for former employees. An excerpt from the story:
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