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Subject: 2 Unrelated Bits Of News Date: 11/16/2012 8:49 AM
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FHA losses hit $16.3B. The Federal Housing Aministration's projected losses amounted to a much larger-than-forecast $16.3B at the end of September, an annual independent report shows, with the agency holding reserves of $30.4B vs expected losses of $46.7B on the loans it has insured. A bailout of the FHA, which is suffering badly from backing loans made from 2007-2009, is getting ever more likely, although a decision won't be made until February.

Postal Service's losses soar to record $15.9B. The U.S. Postal Service's FY loss more than tripled to $15.9B, mainly due to defaults of over $11B. Revenue slipped 0.8% to $65.2B as mailing volume declined 5%, although online shopping helped boost package revenue 8.7%, suggesting it's not all doom in the Internet age. However, paralysis due to Congressional control, as well as labor costs, continue to maim the USPS, with the latter accounting for 80% of expenses vs 61% at UPS (UPS) and 41% at FedEx (FDX).
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I can't wait til Obamacare really kicks in, think of the compassionate care and the savings, meep.
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