As a not-so-hot week for Goldman Sachs' came to a close, Mayor Bloomberg embraced the investment bank. The New York Times reports that Bloomberg visited Goldman's headquarters Thursday for some handshakes and burgers, and explained his support of the firm on his radio show Friday. "It's my job to st ... More >>
via Bowery BoogieBefore the great snowstorm of 2010 got started, Lower East Side artist Olek, who really can crochet anything (cars, bikes, baby bikes, people), managed to crochet the Wall Street bull. Which would have made him a nice warm coat for the snow had city officials not ripped it aw ... More >>
Gotta love that Freedom of Information Act! The New York Times filed one to get the names of Mayor Bloomberg's interns, and when they got them, they wrote about who they are! And who are they?
If one man could be considered the most important single person to the success of the U.S. economy, there is an argument to be made for mega-billionaire Warren Buffet. (This post is not that argument.) But Buffet chose Saturday to lead the counter-backlash, coming out in favor of the embattle ... More >>
No one wants to read about the city charter. It's too important. Yet, every couple of decades a mayor decides that the city's constitution requires a top-to-bottom rewriting. That's what Mike Bloomberg did in March. He's appointed a 15-member commission and told it to do anything ... More >>
Yeah, kill all the lawyers, but good luck eviscerating McKee Nelson, the law firm that vetted the sneaky scheme by Goldman Sachs to sell America short. It's long gone. It won't be missed — except to answer questions. Some of the 901 pages of documents in the SEC's case against CEO Lloyd Bla ... More >>
Try as he might, Senator Carl Levin can't get a straight answer out of Goldman Sachs during today's hearing of the Senate's Investigations Committee about how Goldman and its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, bet against America. At least not so far (tune in live here). As the clip above proves, Levin is ... More >>
Goldman Sachs, says Mike Bloomberg, "may not have done anything wrong and may have done everything right." "You've got to wait and give them the benefit of the doubt," says the mayor who rushed to condemn Plaxico Burress, several fire chiefs tied to the Deutsche Bank fire, and pro ... More >>
News item: "U.S. Government Unveils New Design for the $100 Note." The U.S. Treasury announced today a redesigned $100 bill, aimed at stopping counterfeiters. We have our own suggested redesign, replacing Ben Franklin with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
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