Spectacular subprime fiascos

Some Wall Street titans fiddled while Rome burned -- while others denied there was any sort of catastrophe was afoot.

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"There is a lot of bad news, but this is still the second-or third-strongest year historically over the past 30 to 40 years, and it is still a very strong, vibrant market." -- Bev Thorne, senior vice-president of marketing for Century 21, on the outlook for real estate in 2007.
Last updated December 19 2007: 10:18 AM ET

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