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Wall Street-Funded Poll and Wall Street Bailout King Both Say 'Cut Social Security'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On the same day that Goldman Sach's CEO issued his "balanced" demand for Social Security and Medicare cuts, the Wall Street-funded group called "Third Way" published the results of a poll which precisely reflected those wishes. Coincidence?

From a Democracy to a Plutocracy: Why This Democrat Despises Barack Obama

Eric Zuesse | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Unlike Mitt Romney and his plutocratic financial backers, Barack Obama does this sort of thing only because he respects plutocrats, not because he is one. He won't gain financially by turning this nation into a banana republic.

'They're Playing With Nitroglycerin'

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

(In Nov. 13 story, corrects spelling of company name in penultimate paragraph to "Becton Dickinson" instead of "Beckton Dickinson") *...

Goldman CEO To Obama: Time To Channel FDR

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Obama administration should model itself after the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression and World War Two, G...

Lloyd Blankfein Criticizes Too Big To Fail

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Too-big-to-fail banks don't only put taxpayer money at risk. The banks themselves have reason to fear their own size too, according to Lloyd Blankfein...

Goldman Sachs CEO Seen Volunteering In The Rockaways

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

Superstorm Sandy's damage has inspired many public figures, including Lady Gaga and Rihanna, to pitch in and help victims in New York and New Jersey. ...

Goldman Sachs, Tops In Self-Flagellation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Greg Smith's tell-all about Goldman Sachs put CEO Lloyd Blankfein -- or He Who Rides The Squid -- through a dark night of the soul, one that apparentl...

Wall St. CEOs To Congress: 'The Consequences Of Inaction ... Would Be Grave'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Top financial industry executives urged the Obama administration and...

Houses In These Zip Codes Are Not Cheap

Reuters/Forbes | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - An exclusive area of New York's Upper East Side, where the median price for a home is $6.5 million and the most expensi...

Goldman CEO: Sure, I'd Pay A Little More In Taxes To Help Our Great Nation Avoid Utter Disaster

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein on Thursday became the lates...

Blankfein Praises Small Business Owners: 'Could I Do That?'

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business

It's hard out there for a small business owner -- maybe even harder than it is for the CEO of the country's fifth-largest bank. Goldman Sachs CEO L...

Lloyd Blankfein: Some Financial Reforms 'Inadequate'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Even Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says there's a possibility some new financial rules may not be tough enough. "A lot of the reforms containe...

Four Years After the Financial Implosion, Questions Finally Begin to Be Asked

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The issue of insider trading from information emanating from Treasury Secretary Paulson's office was a focus of ruminations from this corner some four years ago. But hard questions, perhaps until now, have been few and far between.

15 Weird Former Jobs Of The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

It's hard to imagine a billionaire bagging groceries at a local supermarket. But believe it or not, there was a time when top-earners like Warren Buff...

At Goldman Sachs, Something In The Water

The New York Times | William Alden | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

The gleaming new headquarters of Goldman Sachs includes plenty of amenities, like a gym, an in-house physician and workers offering shoe shines. But e...

Goldman CEO: Libor Scandal Undermines 'The Integrity Of The System'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The Libor scandal is hurting the financial industry, according to Lloyd Blankfein. During an interview at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. on...

'Orwellian' Goldman Does Not Mean What It Says, Judge Declares

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

A federal judge has described Goldman Sachs as "Orwellian," which doesn't mean the company is staffed by talking pigs, but rather that -- like the Ing...

Whitney: Dimon's Testimony Proves He's 'The Antithesis' Of Blankfein

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

If we’ve learned anything from JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss, it’s that the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon is a charmer. But what we di...

The Media and the Dynamic Duo

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

It has become popular to write about efforts to polish the profiles of bank CEOs. But take a look at the accounts of regulatory hijacking by the industry, or the revolving door between industry, regulatory and government representatives.

Blankfein Fears A World In Which People Are 'Made To Ask Questions'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

With Jamie Dimon called on the carpet before the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday, it almost seemed like for a moment bankers were going to be held ...

Goldman CEO: I'm 'Staying Forever' Or 'Dying At My Desk'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

CHICAGO, June 13 (Reuters) - The chief executive and chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday he has no plans to relinquish his duties ...

Goldman Sachs CEO: 'The Economy Is Not Horrible'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

The economy isn't behaving the way it should be and politics is to blame, according to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. "The economy is not horr...

D.M. Levine

Goldman CEO Blankfein Tells Jurors Some Wall Street Secrets Spill | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

One question at the heart of the Rajat K. Gupta insider trading trial is whether information the former Goldman Sachs board member allegedly disclosed...

D.M. Levine

Planning for Default | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs is preparing for possible sovereign defaults in Europe, the company's CEO said Friday. "It's in the nature of contingency planning an...

D.M. Levine

Goldman CEO Blankfein Testifies Gupta Had 'Market Moving' Secrets | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told jurors at the insider trading trial of former Goldman director Rajat K. Gupta on Thursday that Gupta attended m...