Scam Diego Entries for July, 2008

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Biogen Idec, Elan Report Tysabri Brain Disease Cases; Stocks Plunge in After-Hour Trading

Biogen Idec and Elan today (July 31) notified regulators of two confirmed cases of a potentially deadly brain disease among ...

Bond Law Firm Settles City Attorney's Suit for $2.875 Million

City Attorney Mike Aguirre revealed today (July 29) that the law firm of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe agreed to pay ...

San Diego Home Prices Now Back to October '03 Levels. Prices Decline in May, but at Slower Pace

San Diego existing family home prices were down 1.4 percent in May from April, according to the Case-Shiller home price ...

Westfield Exec Took Fifth Last Friday. Will Shopping Center Developer Take San Diego to Cleaners?

Last Friday (July 25), Peter Lowy, LA-based head of U.S. operations for Australia's Westfield shopping center empire, took the fifth ...

Money Flows Out of Brandes's Investment Firm, As Stock Portfolio Fails To Perform

In the second half of last year, the San Diego money management firm of Brandes Investment Partners had $125 billion ...

A.H. Belo, Initially Considered Candidate To Buy Copley, Reports Big Loss, Layoffs

When Copley Press announced last week it was putting itself up for sale, some analysts thought a logical buyer would ...

The Question on Nancy Graham: Why Was She Hired in the First Place?

Nancy Graham, who recently resigned as head of Centre City Development Corp., has left the state, supposedly to be with ...

Note to U-T Employees: You Think You're Angst-Ridden? Look at Your Former Ohio, Illinois Colleagues

Union-Tribune employees are walking around semi-catatonic. The company has announced it is looking at "strategic alternatives," which probably means it ...

Union-Tribune is up for sale, company tells employees

The shoe finally drops. Long time rumors are coming true. The Union-Tribune has put itself up for sale.

The shoe finally drops. Long time rumors are coming true. The Union-Tribune has put itself up for sale. In an ...

San Diego Unemployment Rate for June Leaps to 5.9 Percent; County Lost Jobs Over Last 12 Months

The San Diego County unemployment rate surged to 5.9 percent in June, up from a revised 5.5 percent in May, ...

More Wall Street Socialism: SEC Wants to Thwart Short Selling of Fannie, Freddie, Brokerage Stocks

It is simply hilarious that Wall Street genuflects at the altar of free enterprise, free markets, rugged individualism, etc. The ...

Administration Wants To Bail Out Wall Street Through Massive Subsidy of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac. But Market Not Buying It

One of the biggest lies told in Washington, D.C. is that fiscal and monetary policies are not designed to prop ...

Lepine Drops Harassment Suit, Receives No Payment. Will Campaign Now Focus on Goldsmith's Domestic Uproars?

Amy Lepine, one of the losing candidates in the city attorney's race, today (July 11) dropped the harassment and gender ...

San Diego Spends Less Per Capita on Fire Protection Than Orange and Los Angeles Counties

San Diego County spends less per capita on fire protection and emergency medical services than Orange and L.A. counties, according ...

Seventeen Lose Jobs as Copley News Service Disappears

The old Copley News Service is now part of Creators Syndicate, and has a new name: Creators News Service, according ...

Brace Yourself for Another Bailout: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Near the Brink

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress today (July 10) that government-sponsored housing behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "adequately ...

County Democrats Endorse Aguirre for City Attorney; Only One Vote Goes for Opponent

Elected members of the San Diego County Democratic Party voted tonight (July 8) by roughly 60 to 1 to endorse ...

County Retail Sales Dropping Sharply; Tax Receipts Will Feel It

Inflation-adjusted taxable retail sales in the county dropped 2.4 percent in the second quarter of last year, according to figures ...

SDGE Should Push Rooftop Solar Program, Says City Attorney, Noting Utility's Lagging Response to State Clean Energy Mandates

San Diego Gas & Electric should concentrate on in-area strategies for producing clean energy, such as a rooftop solar program, ...

Possible Sale of Pittsburgh Steelers Shows Once Again How NFL, Gambling Industry Are Joined at the Hip

According to the Wall Street Journal today (July 8), the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team might be sold. The team ...

Gaylord Stock Tanks; Outlook for Business Group Bookings Weakens Sharply

Some San Diegans are still hoping that Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment will build a $1 billion hotel and convention center on ...

It's Official, If a Bit Silly: We Have a Bear Market. More Disturbing: General Motors Could Go Bankrupt, Says Analyst

Stocks plunged today (July 2) as oil soared above $144 a barrel. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq ...