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AFTER THE PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL

Bancroft Family Members Express Regrets at Selling Wall Street

Journal to Murdoch

by Richard Tofel
ProPublica

.Christopher Bancroft walks through downtown Boston, Mass., on July 23, 2007, following a meeting of Bancroft family members to discuss selling their majority stake in Dow Jones & Co. to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. (Neal Hamberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

This story was co-published with The Guardian.

A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall Street Journal say they would not have agreed to sell the prestigious daily to Rupert Murdoch if they had been aware of News International’s conduct in the phone-hacking scandal at the time of the deal. (mais…)

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FORECLOSURE SCANDAL

Backgrounder: A Closer Look at MERS, the Industry’s

Controversial Mortgage Clearinghouse

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images file photo

As we’ve noted in several posts, one player that has been featured in the foreclosure scandal and is currently under federal investigation is the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, or MERS. (mais…)

WIKILEAKS: A PLAN TO ATTACK POLAND?

WikiLeaks blows whistle on NATO’s plans against Russia

from RT

 

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released NATO’s military plans to defend Poland and the Baltic States against a possible Russian attack.

With the founder and head of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, wanted by Interpol, the site is churning out more and more secret US documents. Tuesday saw the release of Washington’s intentions to defend its Polish and Baltic allies from a possible attack by its “partner” Russia. (mais…)

FORECLOSURE SCANDAL

Who’s Who in the Foreclosure Scandal: A Primer on the Players


by Marian Wang
ProPublica

 

.Photo by Flickr user nzlawyer. 

The unfolding foreclosure scandal just keeps expanding. Scrutiny first fell on the “robo-signers” who rubber-stamped banks’ foreclosure paperwork [1], but they’re one of the many players who may have contributed to the mess. (mais…)

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