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  2. Bank of America Home Loans - Wikipedia

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    Bank of America Home Loans is the mortgage unit of Bank of America.In 2008, Bank of America purchased the failing Countrywide Financial for $4.1 billion. In 2006, Countrywide financed 20% of all mortgages in the United States, at a value of about 3.5% of United States GDP, a proportion greater than any other single mortgage lender.

  3. Frank DiPascali - Wikipedia

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    Frank DiPascali, Jr. (October 28, 1956 – May 7, 2015) was an American financier and fraudster who was a key lieutenant of Bernie Madoff for three decades. He referred to himself as the company's "director of options trading" and as "chief financial officer".

  4. Causes of the Great Recession - Wikipedia

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    Many factors directly and indirectly serve as the causes of the Great Recession that started in 2008 with the US subprime mortgage crisis.The major causes of the initial subprime mortgage crisis and the following recession include lax lending standards contributing to the real-estate bubbles that have since burst; U.S. government housing policies; and limited regulation of non-depository ...

  5. 383 Madison Avenue - Wikipedia

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    383 Madison Avenue, formerly known as the Bear Stearns Building, is a 755-foot (230 m), 47-story skyscraper in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City.Built in 2002 for financial services firm Bear Stearns, it was designed by architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

  6. Beats Electronics - Wikipedia

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    Beats was established in 2006 by music producer Dr. Dre and record company executive Jimmy Iovine. [citation needed] Iovine perceived two key problems in the music industry: the impact of piracy on music sales and the substandard audio quality provided by Apple's plastic earbuds.

  7. 1984 (advertisement) - Wikipedia

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    As she is chased by four police officers (presumably agents of the Thought Police) wearing black uniforms, protected by riot gear, helmets with visors covering their faces, and armed with large night sticks, she races towards a large screen with the image of a Big Brother-like figure (David Graham, also seen on the telescreens earlier) giving a speech:

  8. Grand Central Terminal - Wikipedia

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    Through transfers, passengers could connect to all major lines in the United States, including the Canadian, the Empire Builder, the San Francisco Zephyr, the Southwest Limited, the Crescent, and the Sunset Limited under Amtrak. Destinations included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New Orleans, Chicago, and Montreal.