Good discussion of Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard some mention of these things over the last couple of weeks, but had absolutely no idea what the heck they were. If so, I strongly recommend reading the article below. It provides a good overview of them in a way that I actually feel like I (somewhat) understand …

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End of an era: Prairie Flame

I learned today that the Prairie Flame has stopped publication for good. The Flame was a newspaper for the GLBT community in downstate Illinois that ran for more than 12 years. Beyond news coverage, the Flame also included a insert that listed area resources and organizations. (I still have several copies scattered around.) This listing …

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