Thursday, July 10, 2014

First Drip (7/10/14): Holder refuses to meet with BofA, Triangle business leaders call on congressional immigration reform, more

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to meet with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan regarding a multi-billion dollar settlement over troubled home loans. "Bank of America and federal authorities remain at odds over the total settlement amount as well as how much of the total would be in the form of consumer relief versus cash."

Business leaders in the Triangle, including the ever-influential co-founder of SAS Institute, Jim Goodnight, participated in a National Day of Action Wednesday, calling on Congress to pass immigration reform. The biotechnology and engineering industries are suffering, they said, under rules that don't allow many immigrants who study in the U.S. from staying after graduation.

Pay attention to the company behind that political poll you're reading. "So far this year, 65 percent of polls in Senate battlegrounds have been sponsored or conducted by partisan organizations, and an additional 10 percent were conducted by Rasmussen, an ostensibly nonpartisan firm that leans conservative and has a poor record."

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