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Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...

Goldman Receives Fine That WIll Take It 24 Minutes To Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Who says the government is going easy on Wall Street? Goldman Sachs just got slapped with such a huge fine that the firm might have to miss an entire ...

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...

Ex-Goldman Banker: Transactions Became 'Morally Ambiguous'

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean Goldman Sachs is not after you. In his new book, "Why I Quit Goldman Sachs" -- a copy of which The Huffington Post has gotten our hands on, ahead of its Oct. 22 publication date -- world-famous job quitter Greg Smith alleges that Goldman frequently made recommendations to clients and then took the opposite side of the trade it had just recommended.

The Vampire Squid Has Feelings and Obama Is No Longer Her BFF

William K. Black | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Matt Taibbi famously dubbed Goldman "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The news flash is that Goldman Sachs has revealed her new, softer side.

Scientists Discover Vampire Squid's Gross Secret

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/25/2012 07:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Despite their name, vampire squid are not deep-s...

Goldman Exec: 'I'm Glad Romney Is From Bain Capital And Not Goldman Sachs'

Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Watch out, there’s a new Vampire Squid in town, and it’s name is Bain Capital. The private equity firm has taken a beating as Mitt Romney, one...

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...

D.M. Levine

Have They Learned Anything?

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- As May Day protests hit major cities across the United States this week, breathing new life into an Occupy Wall Street movement still in i...

'We Haven't Gotten Everything Right'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein admitted on Wednesday that his bank has a public relations problem, but insisted it does not have a problem with how...

It's Finally Happened: A Missed Connection At Goldman Sachs

Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Love in the belly of the Vampire Squid. Take it in. It could be the title of the next fairytale romance. At least if one Craigslist Missed Connecti...

Why It's Good To Be Vampire Squid

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein received total compensation of $16.1 million in 2011, a 14 percent increase from the year before. ...

WATCH: Goldman Takedown Gets HIlarious Animation Treatment

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

In retrospect, there should have been little doubt that Greg Smith's New York Times op-ed would receive the animated video treatment. That's what you ...

Twitter Reacts To Super Public Goldman Resignation

Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

A Goldman Sachs executive revealed today that he was bronze medalist in the Jewish Olympics. Okay, he also said his now-former firm refers to its clie...

Why Is This Man Smiling?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Thing One: Ganging Up On Goldman: Let's face it, it's not easy being a Vampire Squid. Constantly lurking in the shadows with nothing but your bottomle...

Vampire Squid Watch: Four Scary Economic Trends for 2012

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

2012 will be a year of continued -- and escalating -- predation by financiers. Their influence over political, financial, and economic activity is likely to grow -- along with potential for harm.

Incredible And Bizarre Underwater Creatures That Glow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth's Arj Singh: As we approach winter, the nights start drawing in and the days become darker, it seems like the perfect time of year to ...

Matt Taibbi: Fact-Checkers Almost Killed My 'Vampire Squid' Line About Goldman Sachs

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Perhaps the most famous line ever written about an investment bank and one that, for better or worse, came to define Wall Street's behavior during the...

PHOTOS: Vampire Squid, Decapitating Bees, Bulldog Bats And 7 Other Scariest Animals & Plants

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth's Arj Singh: Monsters, ghosts and ghouls will all be upon us come the witching hour on Halloween. But sometimes spooky, scary and...

Matt Taibbi's Blasts Wall Street Again In 'Bailout Hustle'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his latest salvo against Wall Street, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi argues that the recent resurgence of the banking sector is the result of nothing ...

Vampire Squid Threatened By Human Activity (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The vampire squid is one of many unheard of creatures living in the deep sea. The species, which is technically not a squid, but a cephalopod, had bee...

What Taibbi Got Wrong In His Goldman Sachs Story

The Big Money | Heidi N. Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Can one firm create a bubble? Can one firm create four bubbles? Maybe, but it's damn hard to prove. That's why it's so unimpressive that a fervent 10...

Michael Lewis Takes On Goldman Sachs

bloomberg.com | Michael Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 28 (Bloomberg) -- From the moment I left Yale and started working for Goldman Sachs, I've felt uneasy interacting with those who don't. It's n...