Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Byrne On UC Regent Blum and USPS

in this HuffPo Article: Dianne Feinstein's Husband Tied To Questionable Dealings With U.S. Postal Service, Book Says
it starts off:
Feinstein's husband, Richard C. Blum, is chairman of C.B. Richard Ellis, or CBRE, the real estate firm hired in 2011 to serve as the exclusive agent to the Postal Service, selling facilities from post offices to plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Blum's investment firm, Blum Capital Partners, is the real estate company's fifth-largest institutional shareholder, according to Factcheck.org.

more background:
Byrne also wrote this series a couple years ago on the UC Regents:
Investor’s Club: How the UC Regents Spin Public Funds into Private Profit. Also see the Blum tab on the home page for other articles, background.

EastBay Express has Byrnes first chapter of his new book here. and you can buy the full e-book here.

also view his tab at the top of the home page here for more.
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while there HuffPo also has:
Education Department Finds Numerous Problems At Sallie Mae, Levies No Fines
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CA Assembly indicates they are trying to find add'l funding for UC
“With the budget process officially beginning next month, we believe it is helpful to the people of California to show some of the key priorities that will be shaping the discussion,” Perez said in a statement.

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Nobel laureate Schekman boycotts top-tier science journals

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