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Here are some news and notes on retail and retail real estate from around the Web today.
- LlenRock blog points out the five largest loans in Fitch's loan delinquency index. Two are on retail properties.
- Target fired back again at William Ackman. The latest comments came in a securities filing.
- Business Week writes about how Whole Foods is faring better than expected during the recession.
- There are two posts at Clusterstock generated buzz in commercial real estate circles. One post points out that the phrases "commercial real estate" and "shoe to drop" nets more than 48,000 hits on the internet. A second post charts the default rates on five CMBX indices and notes the more recent deals are souring faster than older ones.
- Research Recap highlights data from Fitch predicting CMBS defaults to reach 5 percent by the end of the year.
- Reuters writes how the CMBS market is happy with rulings coming down in GGP's bankruptcy filing.