Wining and dining … and more 

September 05, 2008 09:47AM

  • 1. Brokers help second-homeowners with wine and other staples [NYT]
  • 2. Lehman Brothers could split into a “good” and “bad” bank [NYT]
  • 3. Countrywide is still trying to settle a lawsuit against it [NYT]
  • 4. Moving is expensive and wasteful [WSJ]
  • 5. CVS’ $2.61 billion purchase of Longs Drug Stores could collapse over a fight over the chain’s real estate [WSJ]
  • 6. Residential Capital plans a billion-dollar makeover [WSJ]
  • 7. The New England Patriots have opened a huge mall next to Gillette Stadium that cost more than $300 million [NPR]
  • 8. London’s housing market might be declining, but its mansions are still hot [Reuters]
  • 9. Retailers had another tough month is August [LAT via Newsday]
  • 10. Bank of America Corp. will settle state and federal regulatory probes into how it marketed auction-rate securities [Sun]
  • 11. Latin America offers second-home opportunities [NYDN]
  • 12. Workers are still smoking inside the former Deutsche Bank building, a year after a cigarette sparked a deadly blaze there [NYDN]
  • 13. A construction accident at Sites 23/24 in Battery Park City has stoked residents’ fears [Downtown Express]