peHUB Second Opinion 8.04

South Has Fewer Bankruptcies: Consumer bankruptcy filings rose in July but the South is doing better than the rest of the country.

UAE open to Blackberry Talks: The United Arab Emirates is open to discuss a solution although the decision to ban primary Blackberry services remains in place.

CareCredit Probe: NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating CareCredit, a division of General Electric Co.’s GE consumer finance unit, saying users of its health-care credit card were misled about terms.

Providence Looking to Raise $8 Bln: Providence Equity Partners, which is expected to begin fundraising later this year, is looking to raise $8 billion.

Bartiromo Hits 15 at CNBC: Maria Bartiromo reflects on her 15 years at CNBC, in a surprisingly not very sarcastic piece from Dealbreaker.

LinkedIn’s First Deal: LinkedIn has made its first aquisition and is buying Pittsburgh-based mSpoke to help improve its ability to filter messages.

Google buying Slide: Techcrunch is reporting that Google will announce Friday its $182 million buy of Slide, as it gets more serious about social games.

Job Envy: The grass isn’t always greener in the corner office. That’s the message from a new report on compensation by the Association for Financial Professionals.