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A Story of Two 'Hanks'

Peggie Walsh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

"Your style of editing leaves a lot to be desired. The job you did on my last article was so emasculated, the thrust of what I intended was lost in translation."

The Hebrew Hammers

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports
Peter Dreier

According to the authoritative Jewish Baseball News, the 15 Jewish players on major league rosters batted .254 during the regular season that just ended.

How Will Jewish Ballplayers Handle the Yom Kippur Quandry?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Peter Dreier

One of American Jews' great traditions -- not found in the Bible or any other sacred book -- is fretting over whether Jewish Major Leaguers will play on the high holidays, particularly Yom Kippur, the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar.

Bernanke's Deposition: AIG, Goldman, Merrill and Bailouts

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The SEC has lost steam in its already very weak push against mortgage lenders and the investment banks that supplied them with money for alleged fraudulent lending.

Eliot Spitzer Sued For Defamation By Former Wall Street Foe

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

One of Eliot Spitzer's old Wall Street adversaries has slapped him with a lawsuit just as the former New York governor is trying to mount his politica...

The Jewish Obsession With Jewish Baseball Players

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The infatuation that Jews have with Jewish baseball players has led to books dedicated to the topic as well as entire sets of baseball trading cards.

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

Why Hank Greenberg Owes the American Taxpayer Money

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

I don't care if Greenberg wants to sue God. It is a free country and he can do what he wants. But I do care when someone tries to reverse the consequences of their own bad decisions by using up the resources of my government.

AIG's former CEO, Hank Greenberg: "The Government Exceeded Its Authority"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
92nd Street Y

On March 19, Hank Greenberg, AIG's former CEO of 40 years and now head of Starr Companies, sat down with Bloomberg Television anchor Betty Liu at 92Y ...

Mark Gongloff

Ex-AIG CEO Still Suing Government Over Bailout

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

Hank Greenberg is apparently never going to stop suing the U.S. government for the unthinkable offense of bailing out his old company, American Intern...

AIG Debates Joining Lawsuit Against Government

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

If AIG were a C-list celebrity instead of a company, it would be Donald Trump. It just has a special gift for pissing people off. The board of ins...

Decision Time For AIG

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Washington's Jaw Drops At Possibility Of AIG Bailout Lawsuit

Politico | Anna Palmer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Word swept across Washington from Capitol Hill to K Street and the administration — and the response wasn’t positive “AIG should thank Americ...

Ex-AIG CEO Blames Government For Running His Company Into The Ground

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

AIG, the world's largest insurer, just launched a major advertising campaign thanking Americans for their taxpayer-funded bailout of the company in 20...

Who Are the Greatest Jewish Baseball Players of All Time?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports
Peter Dreier

One of American Jews' great traditions -- not found in the Bible or any other sacred book -- is fretting over whether Jewish Major Leaguers will play in the World Series on the high holidays. This year, they won't have to worry.

When All-Stars Align: The Streak, .400 and the Home Run of '41

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Over 70 years ago, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game saw one of the most electrifying home runs ever hit, during one of the most remarkable seasons ever played.

Ex-AIG CEO May Take On Federal Government

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

July 3 (Reuters) - A company run by former American International Group Inc Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg may pursue a $25 billion lawsui...

Dear Judge Clott: A Sentencing Recommendation for Delmon Young

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

How ironic that Young, who is African American, plays for the Detroit Tigers, the same team as Hank Greenberg, who in the 1930s, often endured similar anti-Semitic epitheths from fans and opposing players.

Goldman's Reputation Hits Crisis-Level Lows

Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs is looking even worse than it did during the financial crisis. The investment bank's reputation plunged to levels below the lowest l...

New Year's Babies Throughout History

Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Linda Rosenkrantz

If you're shopping for New Year's baby names, there are several possible ways to go... But you could also go down the namesake path, paying tribute to a notable bearer of a name you happen to like, one who entered the world on New Year's Eve or Day.

Democratic Double Standards and the Sacrifice of Eliot Spitzer

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

When I turn on CNN to see Eliot Spitzer as a pundit, then look around at today's crop of gutless wonders currently leading the Democratic Party, the only people I see winning from keeping Spitzer out of public office is Republicans.

The Hot Breath of Power: Interview With the Director of Client 9

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

This season, docs have become the star attraction of theatrical releases. Soaring above the others are Inside Job -- and now, virtually a companion piece, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

There's a New AIG Story. I Was an AIG Exec. Here's the Deal.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It turns out that AIG reportedly wanted to pay 60 cents on the dollar for Abacus deals it had insured, but Geither's New York Fed directed them to pay the full amount.

Tank Warfare: Alaska PR Initiative Targets Polar Bears

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Luz

The latest entrant in the "sponsored-ideas" derby is the state of Alaska, which announced a $1.5 million, 2-year program to kill polar bears... er... sorry, the stated goal of RFP No. 505 is to: