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Beginning Of The End For Swaggering Hedge Fund Billionaire?

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A. Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management (PSCM), a billionaire hedge fund manag...

John Oliver Exposes Herbalife And Its Dangerous Focus On Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.07.2016 | Latino Voices

John Oliver wants to warn Latinos about how dangerous multilevel marketing schemes, like Herbalife, can be. On Sunday, the host of “Last Week Tonigh...

The Power Of Partnerships: How Community Organizations Collaborate To Create Change

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Non-profit organizations across the country work every day to improve their communities in inspiring and innovative ways, but large scale progress doe...

Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Masquerades as Good Samaritan

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

To paraphrase from the New Testament (Matthew 9: 24): "[I]t is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for someone who is [a hedge ...

High Street Brexit Fallout

Anthony Scaramucci | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Anthony Scaramucci

If an economic crisis happens, but nobody acknowledges it, does it really make a sound at all? Leading up to the Brexit referendum, global banks warned that if the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. they would likely be forced to locate many jobs to E.U. countries.

Someone Made A Suspiciously Timed Bet That Herbalife Stock Would Plummet

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business

A few hours before a negative story about the nutritional supplement company Herbalife broke, someone made an abnormally large bet that the company's ...

Latina Entrepreneurs Deserve Strong Advocates, Not False Promises and Deceptive Opportunities

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Amy Hinojosa

I cannot stand by when a company like Herbalife has the audacity to publicly proclaim they provide opportunities for Latinas -- neglecting to mention that it is under investigation by the SEC, the FTC and multiple state Attorneys General for intentionally targeting and scamming Hispanic customers.

Making Greed Great: How Hedge Funds Can Help Save the World

Chris Manthey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Manthey

There is no shortage of prescriptions designed to cure what ails progressives, but most suggest a specific course of action or attitude rather than addressing the structure of the enterprise, which resembles the planned economies of communist governments.

Herbalife Disciplined 600 Distributors For Medical Claims, ABC News Finds

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, dis...

Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

Senator Calls For Probe Into Marketing Company

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is asking for information about the business pra...

Herbalife Criticized As 'Pyramid Scheme' By Latino Activists

CBS chicago | Posted 12.13.2013 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Hispanic activists are calling the Herbalife company a pyramid scheme and a fraud that the state Attorney General should in...

Herbalife: A Pyramid Scheme Disguised as a Business Opportunity

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

If Herbalife is profitable, why should anyone be concerned? What does it matter if the company is a pyramid scheme, some wonder, so long stock price keeps going up?

Latinos Demand Probe Of Alleged California Pyramid Scheme

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss Oct 18 (Reuters) - Latino civil rights activists on Friday appealed to California's attorney general to probe t...

Villaraigosa and Herbalife: Made for Each Other?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.

FBI Investigating Alleged Insider Trading

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

April 9 (Reuters) - In a case that could shake one of the world's largest accounting firms, KPMG said it resigned as auditor of two U.S. companies as ...

Partner At Auditing Giant Engaged In Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business

By Martinne Geller April 9 (Reuters) - KPMG resigned as the auditor of Herbalife Ltd after one of its senior partners engaged in insi...

The Battle Over Herbalife: Bill Ackman vs. Carl Icahn

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Charles Gasparino

During this brief lull in the drama surrounding the nutritional company Herbalife, it's time to reflect on the drama within the drama: the battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn, who have staked out opposing positions in the stock.

Latinos Can Save Herbalife

LA Times | Posted 02.18.2013 | Latino Voices

The future of Herbalife is riding on Latinos. The Los Angeles company estimates that Latinos account for about 60% of its U.S. sales made through i...

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...

Much Ado About Herbalife

Michael de Portu | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Michael de Portu

Would you not expect the stock to gradually move upward from there? And so it did.

The Direct Selling Perception Problem

Bobbie Wasserman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Bobbie Wasserman

For the general consumer, the battle around Herbalife has thrust the direct sales business model to the media spotlight. We all know someone that has ...

Herbalife, Bill Ackman and Dan Loeb: Gains and Losses

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

I tend to like nice guys. Don't we all? One of my favorite investors is John Templeton. Years after his death, he's still acknowledged as an exemplary person and great investor. But you don't have to be adorable to be a good investor.

Bill Ackman Is Right About Herbalife: It's Ripe for Investigation

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Bill Ackman claims Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, and he makes a good case for it. But even if you don't buy his argument, there are other compelling reasons that would make many reasonable people run far and run fast from this company.

Pellicano Trial: Huge Retainers, Cheating Husbands, And More Phone Taps

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

While Mr. Pellicano was busy charging $25,000 retainers to every client--including Mr. Ovitz who asked the detective to investigate Anita Busch -- the telephone company worker was getting $250.