Around the Business World With Interest: July 11, 2012
By David Rogers. July 11, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- Here are business-related stories and articles that caught our eye in recent days, and may not be in the mainstream media. As a courtesy to our readers, we provide links.
JULY 11, 2012
From American Banker
State and local governments have started to use their power of eminent domain to "condemn" underwater mortgages (mortgages where the debt exceeds the value of the property).
- This article by Chicago attorney Brian J. Murray explains the practice, discusses the risks, and questions the practice's constitutionality. Click HERE for the full story.
- Similarly, this article by North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller, Dem., suggests the real losers may be the biggest banks and the holders of second liens. Click HERE for the full story.
- Apple and Samsung have been engaged in various patent disputes. On Monday, the High Court in London ruled that Samsung's Galaxy tablets did not infringe on Apple Computer's designs for the iPad because they were "not as cool." Click HERE for the full story.
- Cell phone carriers have seen a sharp rise in requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies or customers' cell phone records. This raises privacy concerns, as well as adds a legal burden to mobile phone companies. Click HERE for the full story
From Investment News
- After falling for more than five years, house prices are rising again, even after adjusting for seasonal patterns. Click HERE for the full story.
By David Rogers. December 2, 2013. BOONE, NC -- If restauranteur Joe Cafaro starts talking to you about cuccidati, don't be lookin' around for chicken, as in cacciatori. He is trying to...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – James "Jim Bob" Norman has come a long way since his days as a wide receiver on three national championship football teams...Read More...
By David Rogers. December 1, 2013. CHARLOTTE, NC -- Led by a defense that limited Tampa Bay to 116 yards of total offense and produced 5 sacks on the day, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 30, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Studying history engenders a lot of perspective on current events, but it can also be a lot of fun, as these 8th grade students found out...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- More snow may be on tap for Blowing Rock on Thanksgiving Eve and in the wee hours of Turkey Day, but the National Oceanagraphic and Atmospheric...Read More...
Staff Report. October 3, 2012. BLOWING ROCK – Blue Ridge Mountain Club, is pleased to announce Reggie Bray has been hired as the Director of Marketing and Sales. Blue Ridge Mountain Club...Read More...
- Not Hoochie Coochie or Cacciatori, but Cuccidati
- Where Are They Now: Blowing Rock's Norman Family
- Panthers Sack Buccaneers with Swashbuckling "D", 27-6
- VIDEO -- No Ordinary Blowing Rock "Stiffs"
- WEATHER WATCH: More Snow, But Sunny and Warming Over Weekend
- Bray Joins Blue Ridge Mountain Club Management Team
Where Are They Now: Blowing Rock's Norman Family
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – James "Jim Bob" Norman has come a long way since his days as a wide receiver on three national championship football teams and earning an AppState degree in computer technology. A real long ways, in fact. Like 3,174 miles transversing at least five countries if you drive there: Nicaragua.
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