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The Dishonorable Andrew Cuomo Meets the Hedge Fund / Charter School Zombies *

Alan Singer | Posted 04.18.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

For $1,000 each, participants in an upcoming Lake Placid retreat "Embark on three spring days of fun, fellowship and strategy with the nation's thought leaders on education reform." Those who are special, or especially rich, can get VIP treatment for $2,500.

The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money

Dean Baker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The hedge fund managers' tax break is different from other tax breaks in that it has no economic rationale. With most other tax breaks, there's at least an argument as to how it serves some socially useful purpose. This is simply a case where the rich don't feel like paying taxes and are saying to the rest of us, "what are you going to do about it?"

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

Watchdog To Go After Hedge Funds

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business

By Greg Roumeliotis and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ...

The View From New Haven: What Went Wrong With Digital First

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The end may be near for one of the most widely watched experiments in local journalism. But for someone who has been watching the Digital First story play out in New Haven for the past five years, what happened today was more a disappointment than a surprise.

Hedge Funds Care? Disrupt Your Conventional Thinking

April Rudin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

I continue to wonder what it will take to overcome some of the misguided perceptions that the public has about hedge funds. But getting the word out about their philanthropic generosity through events like these seems a very good place to start.

The Anomaly of Greed

Dan Solin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

I imagine it's easier to engage in illegal conduct when you don't know the victim. When hedge fund managers engage in insider trading, they don't know who is on the other side of the trade. I assume they believe it's a victimless crime. They are mistaken.

What Exactly Is 'The Fed' Reserving?

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The Fed is both the savior and the bogeyman of tomorrow. Yet amidst all the rhetoric and dogma, there are many questions about how The Fed operates. Here are five things to think about regarding the Federal Reserve.

The Qualities We Need

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We need people willing to take risks and, yes, to occasionally fail. Like, real-world consequences fail.

A 10-Step Guide to Whistleblowing

Adam Resnick | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

1. Shut up and get a good lawyer, fast. You can complain about the fraud internally, but we all know how that usually ends. Once you identify a fra...

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

Large Shareholders Join Forces With Corporate Directors to Defeat Hedge Fund Locusts

Nell Minow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

Sam Levenson once observed, "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy." The same could be said for a new alliance between groups who have often been at odds: large institutional shareholders and corporate directors.

The Delicate Craft of Misleading Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Some in the securities industry have refined the delicate craft of misleading investors into a fine art.

Third Way Attacks Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio, and Should Disclose Bank Donations

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Third Way has a legal right to keep their donations secret, and we have a legal right to give Third Way zero credibility until they disclose their donations.

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Exempt Firms Like Bain Capital From Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure Wednesday that would exempt privat...

Bloomberg LINK'S Global Summits Expand to CEOs

James Grundvig | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

Under the radar, under the cover of the financial crisis, at the very bottom of the stock market, a one-page memo circulated inside the Bloomberg building in midtown Manhattan.

Forget Advertising: Twitter's Data Has Huge Potential

Chris Camillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Camillo

As more companies across multiple industries rely on this data to understand their particular market and customers, the more power Twitter and other data-rich social networks will have to increase their licensing fees.

Hedge Funds and Pension Funds Are Oil and Water

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Many states have underfunded pensions, partially because to the financial crisis and partially because of politicians underfunding them. In order to increase returns and close that gap, more pension systems are turning to alternative investments in hedge funds.

Writing Steven Cohen's Epilogue

Adam Resnick | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

For nearly a decade, SAC Capital Advisors has been on the radar of the federal government for alleged systemic insider trading. On Monday, United Sta...

Not Going Down Without A Fight

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Corrects fifth paragraph to show that the lower court dismissed only a portion of Black Diamond's breach of contract claim) By Josep...

Report: Hedge Fund Facing $1 Billion Penalty

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors and U.S. prosecutors have agreed in principle on a penalty of at least $1 billion ...

Short-Term Is Terminal

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.

How Mom and Pop Real Estate Investors Can Compete With the Wall Street Big Boys

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Unless you've just recently been rescued from decades stranded on a deserted island, you've heard of someone buying, fixing and flipping single family homes. It has long been the staple method for the everyday person to make money in real estate.

Obama, Summers and the Collapse of Trust

Jerome Karabel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's choice of Summers as chair of the Fed would deal a devastating blow to what little is left of the public's faith that the government will serve the common good and not the ultra-rich. For Summers is the perfect symbol of the insider's game that now dominates Washington.

Dana Auslander: Is There a New Metric of Success on Wall Street?

Dana Auslander | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Dana Auslander

Money and power have always been the most prominent, and perhaps only, way Wall Street has ever valued success. But could integrity finally be playing a role in how titans value their self worth?