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Bad News For Apple

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

Apple just can't catch a break these days; even the hedge funds are starting to turn on it. The tech giant is still one of the most popular individ...

Hedgzilla vs. Finothra

J.E. Fishman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
J.E. Fishman

Destroying civilization as we know it never figured into Hedgzilla and Finothra's plans. It's just that, you know, stuff happens. Did I really destroy your house with my giant tail? Golly. How about -- I know! -- a visit to the house in East Hampton for my larger-than-life friends.

Apple Headed For A Loss In Court?

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Einhorn's hedge fund has shown a "likelihood of success" if his legal attack against Apple I...

Caymans' Folly: Do You Know Where Your Pension Funds Are?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Islands like the Caymans are well-known as corporate tax havens, and earlier this week Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders railed against rampant offshore tax abuse. What's less well-known, but perhaps just as troubling, is that hedge funds use these havens to avoid something else as well: proper governance.

Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think

Les Leopold | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

As the administration and Congress argue over cuts in social programs, inequality in America grows more extreme each day.

A Terrible Year... Except for Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The prospect of going over the fiscal cliff cast an additional pall on the markets, with many investors "fleeing to safety" until "things settle down." I am unaware of any stock market gurus who predicted all of these events, but what if they had?

Carl Icahn To Bill Ackman: 'That's Complete Bulls**t!'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

On Friday, it was Carl "Tae-Cahn-do" Icahn versus Bill "The Axman" Ackman in what some people were calling the best financial TV "of all time." The...

Obama 2.0: Yes We Can Raise Taxes

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

How can we continue to allow gazillionaires to pay only a 15 percent tax rate on the profit share ("carried interest") they get paid to manage hedge and private equity funds?

JOBS Act Rule Poses Early Test of SEC Chairman Walter's Leadership

Barbara Roper | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Barbara Roper

She now has an opportunity to show that she also has the strength of character to lead this often-fractious agency in these difficult and challenging times. Nothing less than the safety and integrity of our capital markets depend on the choices she makes.

Good and Bad News for Jim Cramer

Dan Solin | Posted 03.03.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

While CNBC's fear of engaging in balanced financial reporting is understandable, because of its reliance on the securities industry for advertising revenues, its lack of ethics is indefensible.

For Hedge Funds, It's All in the Game

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

There are few greater examples of the irrationality of investors than the world of hedge funds. In spite of the historically poor return on investment, money continues pouring into hedge funds.

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

4 Signs The Feds Latest Super-Rich Target Has Way Too Much Money

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

Huge news on Wall Street: One of its brightest hedge fund stars, SAC Capital, founded by the secretive, ludicrously wealthy Steven A. Cohen, has been ...

Apex Predators Eat Hostess Twinkies

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Labor, in Hostess' case, is not making extravagant demands on the company. It is not insisting on a shorter work week, or a larger benefits package, or some huge increase in pay or perquisites. No. Indeed, this is the very opposite of the truth.

They're Rich, They Love Romney And They're Here To Party!

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Some big-name Romney backers will be watching from Boston * Superstorm Sandy scuttled some election-night party plans ...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...

Steven Cohen's Press Release on SAC's Alleged Insider Trading: I'm a Genius!

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.21.2013 | Comedy
Janet Tavakoli

How did I not know allegedly illegally obtained insider information was used by managers at my own fund? It's because I'm a genius. If you don't get it, it's because you're not a genius. But don't worry. I'll explain it to you later in this press release.

Zach Carter

Romney Tax Return Shows Big Bain Loophole | Zach Carter | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved about $$850,000 on his 2011 taxes, thanks to the Republican presidential candidate's controversial retirement package ...

Ben Hallman

New York Attorney General Defends Latest Investigation | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing back against two Republican lawmakers who have challenged his investigation into nonprofits tha...

The Real Victims of Romney's America

Will Bunch | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

In addition to Romney's appalling lack of understanding of what Americans do not pay federal income taxes and why, the symptoms of this "victim"-hood he so deplores were in large part created by the practices of Wall Street types like him and Marc Leder.

Romney's Tax Dodges: Bad For America

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

It's already pretty easy to be mad at the super-low tax rates paid by private-equity executives. But here's another reason, maybe, to shake our fists at them: They hate America.

New Jersey Republican Open To Tax Hikes

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

A Republican U.S. Senate candidate with close ties to Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he's open to raising taxes on the rich....

Man Accused Of Insider Trading Avoids Prison, Doesn't Apologize

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

By Basil Katz NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday sentenced a former portfolio manager at the Diamond...

5 Tips for Small Business From Hedge Fund and Private Equity Magnates

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Advice from hedge fund and private equity managers can resonate with all market players, whether investors, institutions, large or mid-size companies and small business. Here are five tips that can be applied to small business

'Small Business' Hard To Define In Bush Tax Cut Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for punishing small businesses with his push to let low tax rates on the wealthy expi...