Why It's Maddeningly Difficult To Obtain Wall Street Info

04/02/2012 08:26 am ET | Updated Jun 02, 2012

Getting what should be public information about major Wall Street firms can be maddeningly difficult.

Bloomberg News discovered this in its ultimately successful effort to get information on the $1.2 trillion in "secret loans" the Fed doled out during the financial crisis. And I've had no small experience of it myself.