I just saw this Associated Press article about Wells Fargo—beneficiary of $25 billion in federal bailout funds—throwing a corporate junket in Las Vegas for its mortgage brokers.
I’m posting this at five mintues until 1 P.M. Pacific time. I want to see how many minutes it takes for the company to cancel the event.
Tick, tick, tick..
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