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SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.

9 Mergers That Epically Failed

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.23.2013 | Business

If failed corporate mergers teach us anything about business, it's that bigger is not always better. Yep, with a 70 to 90 percent chance of dying, ...

AOL Officially Separates From Time Warner

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After seven months of preparation, AOL is set to be officially independent of media giant Time Warner Inc., closing the book on their disastrous 2001 ...

Jason Linkins

Was AOL Reporter Tommy Christopher Sacked For Criticizing Misogynist Playboy Piece? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, we mentioned how Playboy had published a sociopathic, hateful, and unfunny listicle by Guy Cimbalo, listing the ten conservative wo...

Time Warner Gets Well-Timed Tax Break In AOL Spinoff

Fortune | Allan Sloan Senior Editor at Large | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Time Warner's plan to distribute AOL stock to its shareholders in a tax-free transaction is benefiting from a little-noticed change last year in the r...

AOL's History In Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It has been more than a decade since America Online dominated headlines as the future of media. Oh how times have changed! AOL rose from a company tha...

Spelling Ted Without Ed

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

For such a surprising life, Ted's memoir is exceptionally unsurprising. In Call Me Ted, he is serially and simultaneously a rebel and an establishment figure.