CES tells CNET: You’re fired! ars technica (Chuck L)
Proposed EU data protection reform could start a “trade war,” US official says ars technica (Chuck L)
Colbert offers recruitment tips to the new, ‘non-racist’ KKK Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Barclays in Qatar loan probe Financial Times. The headline is awfully weak. Better would be: Barclays lends Qatar money to meet Barclays cash call.
Texas prosecutor shot multiple times in broad daylight Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Validity of Consumer Bureau at Stake in Legal Challenge Bloomberg. Ugh, a foreclosure mill!
Elizabeth Warren, Elijah Cummings, Maxine Waters Call For More Transparency On Failed Foreclosure Reviews Huffington Post. Some people in a position to know think our series helped.
Doubt Is Cast on Firms Hired to Help Banks New York Times
Unemployment claims rise as fragile US jobs market takes hit Guardian. In isolation, this is noise, but stay tuned…
GDP Gap Stuck at 6% EconoSpeak
In memory of Frank Hahn, a rare jewell of a neoclassical economist Yanis Varoufakis
‘London Whale’ Sounded an Alarm on Risky Bets Wall Street Journal
Jacob Lew, Mary Jo White and Dunbar’s Number Simon Johnson, New York Times
US bank bosses must live up to their pay Meredith Whitney, Financial Times
‘Fabulous Fab’ Says Au Revoir to Goldman New York Times
Late Night: Unfriendly Skies cocktailhag, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Also, can anyone recommend a foreclosure defense attorney in California that will take a case either on a contingency basis OR installment payment? This one in some ways is more straightforward than most. The person got the servicer to sign a tight agreement not to dual track if payments under a mod were made on time…which they demonstrably were…but they are foreclosing and the sale is scheduled for Feb 13. Any leads VERY much appreciated.
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