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Sketched: What Makes Up Your Credit Score

chase.com — Your credit score is one of the key metrics many lenders consider when determining whether to approve your mortgage application, car loan or new credit card. The most widely used Fico Score attempts to quantify the likelyhood that you might go past due on a new loan.

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AP, Mercury News, SFBay, NBC Run Stories on Berkeley Protests, Quote Zero Protesters [updated]

citationsneeded.com — From SFbay.ca's Erin Baldassri and Keith Burbank: small group of protestors began hurling bricks, pipes, smoke grenades and missiles at officers, police said. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said [Police Spokeswoman] Coats said small splinter groups then broke from the peaceful demonstrators and began throwing rocks, pipes and bottles at officers.

Kim Jong-il's Sushi Chef Kenji Fujimoto

gq.com — North Korea is a mythically strange land, an Absurdistan, where almost nothing is known about the people or, more important, their missile-launching leaders. There is, however, one man-a humble sushi chef from Japan-who infiltrated the inner sanctum, becoming the Dear Leader's cook, confidant, and court jester.

Kiwi Gardner Riding The Final Wave In Santa Cruz

seadubscentral.com — Like the Giant Dipper at the Boardwalk, Kiwi Gardner's basketball career has been nothing short of a roller coaster. From being declared ineligible at Providence, to a junior college basketball coach going mental on Twitter, Gardner finally landed on the Santa Cruz Warriors roster as a seventh round selection in the D-League Draft last year.

NYPD casually admits its 'counterterror' unit is used to monitor Ferguson & Occupy Protestors, Media Yawns

citationsneeded.com — Right wing tabloid New York Post published a thinly-veiled press release today for the NYPD on how a slippery group of "rich kid" "anarchists" were using social media and burner phones to get one over on the NYPD: Tech-savvy anarchists [ed note: LOL] ran rings around the NYPD during last week's Ferguson-related protests - and cops are now on edge over what the renegades may be able to pull off after a ruling in the Eric Garner case.

The Selloff: How Bad -- and What to Do Now

bloomberg.com — Today we attempt to answer two pressing questions: 1. How bad is the selloff? 2. What do we do? We count 17 significant declines for the S&P 500 Index during the past five years, and the 9.8 percent selloff from Sept. 19 to yesterday's low represents the most since mid-2011.

Warning Signs for Housing Stocks

bloomberg.com — Two big banks today with one clear message: Housing bulls beware. Earnings reports this morning from JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM) and Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC) revealed significant declines in mortgage activity. JPMorgan originations fell 48 percent compared to the same period last year, while Wells Fargo applications dropped 26 percent.

Searching for Buy Candidates in the Small-Cap Carnage

bloomberg.com — Here's something we haven't seen in 20 years: Small-capitalization stocks have come completed unglued from their large-cap counterparts. These two extreme segments of the market have tended to trade in tandem, generally rising and falling together over time.

Trouble in Store for Oil Stocks

bloomberg.com — Oil drops for a fourth consecutive day to a two-year low, as Saudi Arabia lowers prices to Asian customers. Feeling the pressure, Iran is expected to match discounts next week, and fellow OPEC member Nigeria has still only sold half its November cargoes.
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