peHUB Second Opinion 7.29

Nearly two dozen members of Congress called on six big financial firms today to halt their executive bonuses and return money to Uncle Sam instead.

Oh, Microsoft, you silly goose. Don’t you know no one wants a Microsoft rival to the iPad?

The SEC is on a tear; today, Citigroup agreed to pay $75 million to settle charges that it misled investors about $40 billion in subprime mortgage holdings.

Unvarnished, the people review site, has discovered that people struggle to write about colleagues and acquaintances — particularly those “about whom they don’t have very strong opinions,” says its founder. The apparent solution to this problem? A star system that makes it easier to rate such veritable strangers.

From the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up files: a New York City judge today ruled in favor of low-hanging pants.

China gives Google the finger the hand, blocking its search technology in the country.

The ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire “Stevie” Cohen, the one who asked for a stunning $300 million last spring (decades after their divorce), has now said she’ll take $2.7 million — plus interest.