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Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I believe the American economy can do some crucial things to put itself on a much more robust path toward growth. First, though, we all have to get a clear picture of what's kept the recovery so frail since 2008 -- factors in place long before the near-collapse of the financial system.

Connecting the Dots on the ADHD Fad

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The history of psychiatry is a history of fad diagnoses that come out of nowhere to capture much more attention than they deserve. Current fads are distinguished only by the billions of dollars spent by powerful commercial forces to create and push them.

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Commission Hearing UPDATES: Bear Stearns, SEC Officials Grilled | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We've compiled breaking updates of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's hearing today on "the shadow banking system." Today's testimony includes...

Shahien Nasiripour

Former Bear Stearns Chiefs, Ignoring Firm's Faults, Blame Collapse On 'Unjustified', 'Irrational', 'Unfounded' 'Rumors' And 'Speculation' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The former chiefs of failed investment bank Bear Stearns plan to tell an investigative panel Wednesday that the firm's demise was due to nothing more ...

Bill Cosby's "Bar Mitzvah" in Cleveland

Joel Brokaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Brokaw

I told Mr.Cosby I needed to attend the Bar Mitzvah of my best friend's son. "That's quite fitting that you'll be doing that at the same time as I'm speaking," he told me with a heartfelt intensity. "Because I'm going to Cleveland for the very same purpose."

Alan Schwartz, Bear Stearns' CEO, May Be Headed To Goldman Sachs

Fortune | William D. Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- One of the few remaining mysteries from the fall of Bear Stearns is where's Alan Schwartz? Schwartz, as you may remember, was th...

Possible Jail For Financial Execs

Portfolio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We asked a group of eight former prosecutors and other legal experts (some of whom asked to remain anonymous) about which of the meltdown's disgraced ...

Crying Fire! Did CNBC Kill Bear Stearns?

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

Bryan Burrough in the August Vanity Fair develops his case against CNBC Inc., taking the network to task for failing to separate rumors about Bear's liquidity from fact.

Good News? What A Surprise!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Wasn't everybody pretty surprised by this stagflationary recesso-depression? The banks! The lenders! The real estate brokers! Everybody, I guess, but the financial media that's paid to scare people.

Bear Stearns CEO Blames Media For Company's Collapse

Muckraked! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From Muckraked! When it comes to assigning blame for his firm's collapse, Alan Schwartz, the president and CEO of Bear Stearns, borrows a page from C...

Live-Blogging the Bear Stearns Conference Call

Wall Street Journal | David Gaffen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Executives at Bear Stearns are addressing the news of the firm's need for capital, provided by the Federal Reserve through J.P. Morgan Chase. Shares h...

Did Bear Stearns CEO Alan Schwartz Lie on CNBC?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One thing is certain about the collapse of Bear Stearns (BSC): It will generate hundreds of millions--if not billions--of legal fees. Some of the fees...

Bear Stearns Fat Cats Elicit Little Sympathy

ABC News | Russell Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed, and was sold to JPMorgan Chase for a scant $240 million, its chairman James Cayne played bridge at a tourna...

Can Schwartz Stop Bear Stearns' Stock Death Spiral?

BusinessWeek Via Yahoo | Ben Levisohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Joseph Lewis' big bet on Bear Stearns is looking like a big mistake. Since the billionaire investor came on board last September, upping his stake thr...

Cayne To Step Down As Bear Stearns CEO

CNBC | Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

James Cayne has resigned as chief executive officer of Bear Stearns, amid widespread concern over his management of the Wall Street firm that has been...