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Dec 14 11

Wall Street closes lower on Fed disappointment

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stock marketBy Ryan Vlastelica
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell for a second straight day on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve gave no hints of new stimulus measures to offset the effects of the worsening European debt crisis.
Though the Fed did leave the door open to further easing next year, as it has done after recent meetings, it gave no indication it was any more inclined to provide new economic stimulus.
The Fed left monetary policy on hold and said financial market turbulence posed threats to economic growth. It also characterized the U.S. economy as expanding moderately despite an apparent slowing in global growth, though it added that unemployment remains elevated and housing activity depressed.
The Fed “gave the economy a very slight upgrade, but it sort of took the wind out of domestic equities, probably because some were hoping that they would hint at another -like program,” said Robert Phipps, a director at Per Stirling Capital Management in Austin, Texas.

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Jul 13 11

Women’s Highlights of World Cup Soccer 2011

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Hope Solo gets called for moving off of her line early while defending this by Brett Maas

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May 13 11

$835 Parking Ticket Leaves Woman Furious

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Anyone who’s ever gotten a parking ticket knows the feeling. But when a Council Bluffs woman took a closer look at hers, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

Check out the video here where she explains how she parked on the grass for her son’s baseball game.

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Apr 7 11

LeBron James to hold minority interest in Liverpool Football Club

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Looks like Lebron James is making a wise investment in sports.

As quoted on

LeBron has said for years that he wants to become a global icon on the order of Michael Jordan. And while reaching that level of fame will probably always depend most on whether or not he becomes an NBA champion several times over, business decisions like this one (and, in a more minor sense, the web cartoon series he premiered Wednesday) position him to reach out to an unprecedented number of fans. In return, he will likely help give Liverpool a larger profile among budding fans of European football in America.

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Mar 5 11

Brett Maas goes electric

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Just reserved a new electric car with Tesla. Any current Tesla owners have feeback on their current cars?

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Feb 13 11

Connect with Brett Maas online

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Hey guys thanks for visiting one of my sites. I just wanted to create a list of websites and social profiles you can connect with me online.

Here it goes.

Brett Maas dot com

Brett Maas dot org

Brett Maas Blog

Brett Maas Linkedin

Brett Maas Facebook

Brett Maas Twitter

Brett Maas Reunion

Brett Maas Fanster

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Oct 26 10

Brett Maas think the NY Giants are the real deal

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NY Giants put a smack down on the Dallas Cowboys eventhough at first they stumbled. After seeing the New York Giants play last night I really think they are going to make a run for the superbowl and they are the best in the NFC.

Also, it looks like we could end up having a NY/NY Superbowl 2011 with the New York Jets looking like the best team in the AFC.

What do you think?

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Sep 1 10

Darnell Dockett Signs Extension with the Arizona Cardinals faking everyone on Leinart Trade

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Hat Tip:
More than once, Darnell Dockett hinted his new contract extension would be coming sooner rather than later.
Turns out the Cardinals’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle was just being his normal, brutally honest self. Funny how this was part of the “press conference” they scheduled today but everyone that that Matt Leinart was being traded.
Aug 9 10

Live TV Coming to the Apple iPad

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verizon-ipadIt’s fairly clear by now that Verizon is dead set on gaining on AT&T through any means possible. If that means matching some of their services, so be it. And in other instances, this means copying services completely. GigaOm reports that Verizon is looking to bring live TV to iPad users here in the near future.

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May 20 10

Experts say Phoenix Real Estate market won’t recover until 2034

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Phoenix Housing MarketHat Tip to ABC 15

PHOENIX — When it comes to housing, whether it’s in the Valley or around the nation, the biggest question out there is: when is the market going to recover?

Money Magazine has a prediction that may surprise you.

Arizona is listed as one of the top five worst markets and they are forecasting a recovery date of 2034.

Best Markets:
Oklahoma 6% of homeowners underwater, Recovery forecast 2009
New York 6% underwater, Recovery forecast 2016
Montana 7% underwater, Recovery forecast 2012
N.Dakota 8% underwater, Recovery forecast 2013
Alabama 9% underwater, Recovery forecast 2013

Worst Markets:
Nevada 70% underwater, Recovery forecast 2033
Arizona 51% underwater, Recovery forecast 2034
Florida 48% underwater, Recovery forecast 2031
Michigan 39% underwater, Recovery forecast 2022
California 35% underwater, Recovery forecast 2028

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