Lead Story…. As commercial real estate values continue to rise, the sale-lease-back is becoming an increasingly popular method for companies to raise capital and secure a long-term location.
To Hike or Not to Hike: Leading Fed Economist Dim Duy says that the Fed may have already engineered a soft landing by tapering. There is an increasing rift between Fed staff economists and voting members as to whether the economy can stomach rising rates. See Also: Is mediocre income growth here to stay?
Calculated Gamble: Here’s what China has to gain by devaluing its currency
Residential – Kenny Rogers Edition
Know When to Hold ‘Em: Banks are increasingly holding the mortgages they originate rather than selling them off for securitization.
Know When to Fold ‘Em: John Paulson is starting to cash in on the big land bets that he made coming out of the Great Recession.
Shots Fired: Why it’s better to live near a Trader Joe’s than a Whole Foods.
LANDMARK LINKS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Landmark Links has obtained exclusive locker room video of the punch that knocked Jets QB Gino Smith out for the next 6-10 weeks.
Chart of the Day
Banks are actually holding mortgages again:
To Puff or Not to Puff: New forensic science indicates that William Shakespeare and Snoop Dogg have more in common than previously thought.
New Study: The most absurd news headlines from each state.
Dirty Bird: Meet the pigeon who got busted smuggling drugs into a Costa Rican prison.
Thailand Sounds Fun: Two people in Thailand were sentenced to 28-30 years by a military court for insulting the Monarchy on Facebook.
Side Show: Meet the woman with the worlds longest tongue.
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