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Why We Should Learn From History

Saftar Sarwar | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Saftar Sarwar

We have regional economic differences never mind cross-country divergences of economic growth, inflation, unemployment and so forth. Why should the Eurozone be any different?

World's Richest, Strangest Hedge Fund

New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

Ray Dalio, the sixty-one-year-old founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, is tall and somewhat gaunt, with an expressive,...

Hedge Funders Create Group To Back Chris Christie's Controversial Ed Reforms | Jerry McCrea/the Star | Posted 08.26.2011 | Education

TRENTON -- A new political action group started by two New Jersey hedge-fund financiers aims to put money -- a lot of money -- behind an education ref...

Recent Report Claims U.S. Investors 'Grab Land' For Profit In Africa

Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

A recent report claims wealthy U.S. and European investors are buying up large amounts of territory in Africa, without proper contracts, and in ways t...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

College Dropouts Wanted: Peter Thiel Awards $100,000 Fellowships To Entrepreneurs Under 20 | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Midway through his freshman year at Harvard University, Ben Yu felt like Harvard's core curriculum kept getting in the way of his other interests. So ...

Senator Investigates Suspicious Trading By Hedge Fund SAC Capital

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 07.22.2011 | Business

-- Republican Sen. Charles Grassley is investigating about 20 instances of suspicious trading by the hedge fund SAC Capital, a spokesman for the sena...

Jim Cramer: The Old Me Would Have Hit Jon Stewart With A Chair

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC's Mad Money and a former hedge fund manager, is never one for biting his tongue. But in a profile in New York Times m...

WATCH: Rajaratnam's Lawyer Flips Off CNBC

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

That turned ugly fast. On Wednesday, Galleon Group hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 counts of securities fraud and cons...

Star Fund Manager Called Rival 'Hitler Himself' show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Matthew Goldstein) - It was the summer of 2006 and hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb was having difficulty containing his very harsh fee...

Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty To Ponzi Scheme

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - A Connecticut hedge fund manager pleaded guilty on Monday to running a multiyear Ponzi scheme that may have defrauded investors out of...

SEC Investigating Deal Between JPMorgan And Hedge Fund Magnetar

Pro Publica | Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether JPMorgan Chase allowed a hedge fund to improperly select assets for a $1.1 billion dea...

Republican Pledge: A Rotten Egg for the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In 1928, the Republicans promised Hoover's victory would assure the prosperity of "a chicken in every pot." This week, the GOP proffered a similar pledge to America: instead of a "chicken in every pot" they're pledging a salmonella-poisoned egg.

Hedge Funds Pushing Out Human Traders, Using More Algorithms

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Asset managers such as hedge funds will probably increase their use of computer programs known as algorithms to execute their stock trades in 2011, ac...

Goldman Sachs Settlement: A Reader's Outrage

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Seems almost everyone I talk to these days is very outraged over the corruption in the financial system.

I'll Just Stick to the Math!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

I decided I needed to do something instead of just sitting around complaining about how we were getting ripped off by Wall Street, so I threw my two cents into the debate about the economy by writing my first Huffington Post blog.

No More Deceit -- Strictly Regulate Wall Street

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If McConnell-style deceit about the financial reform bill continues in the Senate, serious regulatory reform won't happen. Half measures won't work. Only robust financial reform will end Wall Street's freedom to deceive.

Carried Interest Tax: 'On the Table' in Senate

Reuters | Kim Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. lawmakers desperate for revenue are looking anew at changing the tax treatment of profits earned by hedge fund and private equity managers, congr...

The F Word: Shaky Foundations for the Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

In 2009, a year of decline for most of us, the top 25 hedge fund managers made an average of $1 billion each. There was, said investor Carl Icahn "a great opportunity in debt" last year.

Hedge Fund Managers' Pay Roared Back Last Year

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Lazarus-like recovery of the nation's big banks did not benefit just the bankers -- it also created huge paydays for hedge fund managers, includin...

Arthur Samberg Pays $28M For Microsoft Insider Trading

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — An investment firm and its founder and chairman, Arthur Samberg, have agreed to pay a total of $28 million to settle regulators' ch...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Taxpayers Help Goldman Sachs Reach Height Of Profit In New Skyscraper

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the first six months of 2010, about 6,000 employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will take a break from their spreadsheets and move across the south...

State Pension Money Invested In Hedge Fund Diamondback Capital

Crain's New York Business | Hilary Potkewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York state pension fund is plowing money back into hedge funds, with plans to invest more than $1 billion by year's end. This after the hedge ...

Jim Chanos, Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager: China Is Headed For A Crash | DAVID BARBOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI -- James S. Chanos built one of the largest fortunes on Wall Street by foreseeing the collapse of Enron and other highflying companies whose ...

Raj Rajaratnam: Denies Insider Trading Allegations, Says Trades Were Based On Analyst's Work

Bloomberg | David Scheer, Joshua Gallu and David Glovin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Attorneys for Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam denied a U.S. regulator's claims he engaged in insider trading, saying he based investments on anal...