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The Feds Are Going After Key Figure At JPMorgan

Reuters | Arnab Sen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Blythe Masters, who will leave JPMorgan Chase & Co after a 27-year career, is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Bl...

Controversial Banker Won't Get Regulatory Job After All

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

In a testament to the power of Twitter, or the speed of the revolving door between government and the private sector, or both, one banking legend's co...

JPMorgan Exec To Advise Wall Street Regulator

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Blythe Masters, who heads JPMorgan's commodity business, has joined a committee advisi...

Bankers' Games: Manipulation and 'Litigation'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

By the time Congress holds a hearing to wag a finger in an executive's face (right after lauding him), by the time a fringe-dwelling show-trial is launched by the SEC and DOJ, by the time a junior scapegoat is indicted, the damage to investment portfolios will be fully realized. The lesson here is that you are on your own.

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase: Pulling an Enron With Commodities

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Goldman Sachs is doing to aluminum exactly what Enron did to energy in the late 1990s and early 2000s: create phony bottlenecks to restrict supply to rip off consumers and skew markets in their favor for things society vitally needs.

JP Morgan Accused of Rigging Energy Markets. A Feather Duster Anyone?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What, pray tell, is a bank doing in the oil, gas, power and electricity business? Is that why we have a Federal Reserve -- to fund their gambling addiction? Should the bank fail because of its gambling excess, we would be left holding the bill and mopping up the mess of Too Big to Fail.

NYT: Regulatory Issues Dog JPMorgan

Dealbook | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and BEN PROTESS | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Government investigators have found that JPMorgan Chase devised “manipulative schemes” that transformed “money-losing power plants into powerful...

Jamie Dimon's SNAFU: JPMorgan's Other Derivatives' Losses

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The United States is trying to pull out of the greatest financial tailspins in its history. Dice-rolling braggadacio by a key officer at one of the nation's largest banks is exactly the kind of thing Congress, taxpayers and voters should find scary.

Poison Ivy Leagues: Should America Look Elsewhere for Its Leaders?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

What do the disasters of George W. Bush, the Wall Street melt-down, and the poison of the Tea Party all have in common? Politicos and their puppet ma...

JPMorgan's Losses From Indecent Overexposure

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The U.S. can count on JPMorgan to continue both long and short market manipulation and take its winnings and losses from blind gambles. Shareholders, taxpayers, and consumers will foot the bill for any unpleasant global consequences.