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Mark Gongloff

From 'God Particle' To 'God's Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

Apparently hunting for the "God particle" is not nearly as exciting or lucrative as doing "God's work" for Goldman Sachs. Goldman has recently hire...

Must-Have New High-Speed Trading Tool: Drones

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Drones: They're not just for killing any more. They're not just for killing people, I mean. Soon they will also be for killing your money, in the stock market.

SEC Should Use Wall Street Technology to Detect Corporate Crime

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Sadly but fortunately, there has been enough fraud, insider trading and other white collar crime in the United States over the past few decades to enable the SEC to create templates for major types of crimes and to tag the telltale signs of those crimes.

Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Confident He Can Beat Chinese Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

By Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI, April 16 (Reuters) - Ex-Wall Street bankers are betting science can explo...

Baseball Playoffs Begin: Moneyball Season Over

Stephen Baker | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Stephen Baker

While the regular season is a marathon, in which statistics rule, the second is an eight-team sprint. To win, being best isn't enough. The winning team must also be hot and lucky.

Scott Patterson and Janet Tavakoli Debate: Did Quants or Malfeasance (and Leverage) Cause the Financial Crisis?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

What really caused the financial crisis? High leverage against assets that could only go down in value -- and the subsequent seize-up of funding due to nervousness about malfeasance.

Ah, Wall Street. Seeing The Real You at Last.

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

Innovation simply implies the use of a new method or technique. It can be harmful or it can be helpful. Let's keep score.