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Union protesters storm MBA conference

January 20, 2011 12:31PM

Some 200 union protesters stormed into a Mortgage Bankers Association conference on mortgage servicing yesterday in Washington D.C. to rail against home builder PulteGroup, whose mortgage unit chief executive Debra Still was moderating a panel there. CNBC’s Diana Olick reported from the scene that the group was angry over $900 million in stimulus funds that they say the company should have used to create jobs for construction workers. The commotion shut down the conference for around 10 minutes, but the group ultimately left peacefully.