From Rustwire: Sprawl and the Undoing of Cleveland
For those not paying attention, there is a massive countywide corruption bust going on up in Cuyahoga County, home of our neighbor up the turnpike. Worth a scan.
PNC bought NatCity we know; Howard Hanna has become the big dog in the real estate yard up there; Giant Eagle is at the parapets and UPMC is attempting to flank with their talks up in Erie. So what I really want to know is when the big UPMC - Cleveland Clinic slugfest is going to begin: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/09/medical_capital.html. Gotta be a story in that.
and nothing to do with Cleveland other than I read it in the PD. But this makes me sure feel like a failure: Defendant pleads guilty in New Jersey in $880 million fraud case. It's not that some 41 year old dude had created a nearly billion dollar enterprise all by himself, but he did it by convincing people to hand over to him hundreds of millions of dollars to start a wholesale grocery distribution business of all things?! There is a salesman for you. No need to concoct some mysterious new 'sure thing', black box or even some fancy schmancy derivative of any kind. I gotta go to one of those Dale Carnegie classes.