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Lloyd Blankfein

Video: How Else to Spend Goldman's $5.5 Billion in Bonuses

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What else could we do with $5.5 billion in bonuses Goldman Sachs is giving its employees for the first three months of 2010? You'd think that after r...

Blankfein, Sharpton Break It Down | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Goldman Sachs honcho Lloyd Blankfein and the Rev. Al Sharpton may seem like they come from two different worlds -- but they actually both come from Br...

Blankfein Bed

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO, Confronted By Reporters At Obama's New York Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Journalists got a brief chance Thursday to question Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at President Obama's Wall Street reform speech in New York City,...

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman CEO: SEC Case Would 'Hurt America'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite the civil fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the apparent damage to his bank's reputation, Goldman Sachs CEO ...

For Good Financial Reform, We Need More Chum

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Payne

The SEC's suit against Goldman Sachs has finally prompted the media to turn its attention to financial reform. The waters have been chummed -- there hasn't been a story this tasty since Monica Lewinsky.

Is Being Anti-Goldman Sachs Being Anti-American?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The real scandal of the entire bailout mess was how money was funneled through AIG to pay "counterparties" like Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar.

Goldman Sachs in Troubled Waters

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Wall Street has long forgotten how to spell "ethical" or "good," and replaced it with "compliant" and "legal." The time has come to explain to investment banks what their responsibility and accountability are.

Goldman Sachs Connections, Donations Haunt White House

McClatchy | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman's connections to the White House and the Obama administration are raising eyebrows at a time when Washington and Wall Street are dueling over ...

Note to Lloyd Blankfein: CEO Stupidity Is the Best Defense

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

So Lloyd? I know you're busy, but give it some thought. If your senior guys were so clueless, should you avail yourself of the right to have been the most clueless of all?

Goldman Sachs and the Tourre de Toxic

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

I'm no apologist for Goldman Sachs. But everybody in this trade--the banks, Goldman Sachs, Paulson's hedge fund--was guilty of financial privateering in one form or another.

Top Goldman Leaders Said To Have Overseen Mortgage Unit

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to interviews with eight former Goldman employees, senior bank executives played a pivotal role in overseeing the mortgage unit just as the ...

Goldman Scapegoat

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis O'Brien

Are we really to believe that Goldman is the worst offender? Or are they a convenient scapegoat? Politically, nothing could be a safer bet than attacking Goldman.

Obama Administration To Big Bank Chiefs: Stop Lobbying Against Financial Reform

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House is putting the full-court press on the financial industry to get it to stop resisting financial reform efforts that are making their w...

The LEAST Trustworthy Companies In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street -- 24/7 Wall St., working together with independent research firm Audit Integrity, has compiled a list of the companies with the l...

Book Review: The Big Short

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Norb Vonnegut

Michael Lewis has written a terrific book that enables you to draw your own conclusions about the good, the bad, and the ugly on Wall Street.

Goldman Sachs: Spinning Gold

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Goldman Sachs claims great risk management skills, while it shirks responsibility for its role in the near collapse of the U.S. economy. The former is a myth, and the latter is a dodge.


Bloomberg | Christine Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street's biggest firms are considering the suitability of selling opaque financial products to governments, endowments and not-for-profit institu...

Lloyd Blankfein: Time Man Of The Year

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Simon Johnson

In a surprise announcement earlier this morning, Time Magazine brought forward its annual "Man of the Year" award - and conferred this honor on Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs.

Most Valuable CEOs In Finance: Jamie Dimon Tops Bloomberg Markets' Ranking

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shareholders who dish out millions to an elite CEO should of course expect a lot in return. The CEO who provided the best bang for the buck, according...

No E-ZPass for Auto Dealers

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Auto dealers may get a pass on financial reform despite outstanding car loans totaling $850 billion, greater than national credit card debt and second only to home mortgages.

Dougan vs. Blankfein -- Compensation Smackdown!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Word comes from Credit Suisse that Brady Dougan, the Chief Executive of that fine fiduciary institution, earned $17.9 million in 2009, which is six times more than he made in 2008.

Casting 'Too Big To Fail': Which Celebs Should Appear In The Movie Of The Financial Crisis? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy and Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was just a matter of time before Hollywood got its hooks into the financial crisis. HBO recently announced that it had bought the rights to And...

Goldman Sachs Perks: Children Of Execs Get Big Paychecks, According To Filing | Michaele Leder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Under the section titled "Certain Relationships and Other Transactions," [Goldman Sachs's] filing notes that "a child" of Mr. Blankfein -- the filing ...

Lloyd Blankfein 'Regrets' Making Making Leveraged Transactions

Reuters | Janaki Krishnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MUMBAI (Reuters) -- Goldman Sachs (GS.N) Chief Executive regretted having participated in transactions that brought too much leverage into the world, ...