Brian McLane

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WHAT IS THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU?

July 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Business, Politics

We’ve been hearing about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a lot lately but I’m wondering if it’s really doing anything. Recently I blogged about the 2 Billion dollar loss that JP Morgan Chase incurred (which now is reported at 4.4 Billion) as a result of continued financial wrong doing on the part of the institution. […]

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THE ROLE OF INSURANCE AND THE NEED FOR CERTAINTY – NY LIFE HAS THE ANSWERS

October 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Social Commentary

This past week I watched 60 Minutes and was blown away by a story on “The “99’ers””. The “99’ers” aren’t related to the San Francisco 49’ers, but this story did take place in California where it is calculated that the actual unemployment rate isn’t 9.9 percent as the government would have you believe, but try….. […]

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FOX AND CABLEVISION TAGTEAM NEW YORK SPORTSFANS, BOYCOTT FOX SPORTS, BOYCOTT CABLEVISION. TOP 10 COMPANIES I WILL NOT GIVE MY MONEY TO:

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Media

Yankees lost – oh well, we did get our split. Ready to watch Phillies Giants and hope the Giants can slow the Phillies down. Wait what’s this. No game? What’s this announcer saying. You mean they really did it? Who knew that the closest I would get to seeing perhaps the two best pitchers in […]

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COPYING IN THE DIGITAL AGE? YOU’D BE SURPRISED. JONATHAN P. IDE OF BAUER OFFICE SOLUTIONS EXPLAINS

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Closing Documents, Insurance Forms and Other Applications… that novel you wrote loosely based on your life (and the hundreds of sample chapters you sent out to publishers), all require one thing. Either a Canon Copier, a friend with a Canon Copier, or lots of money to throw away at Kinkos. Yesiree when the Department of […]

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