1) Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn To Launch Hedge Fund (FIN Alternatives) - Anyone who gives this clown money is not only an idiot, they're also a terrible human being. He was recently charged with "aggravated pimping" here in France, which I suppose is what he's up to in China as we speak.
2) SEC Announces Charges Against Brokers, Adviser, and Others Involved in Variable Annuities Scheme to Profit From Terminally Ill (SEC.gov) - God, this scam is just gross on so many levels. Just goes to show you that some guys will do anything to turn a buck.
3) Tech billionaire buys record-setting $201 million insurance policy (CNBC) - You know what I find amazing? Not that some Silicon Valley tech shmoe bought a $200 million life insurance policy, but the fact that we have no way of knowing which one. It's good to be king, I guess.
4) Brazilian Billionaire Creates Plan to Beat Death (Bloomberg) - I think you have to be a billionaire to even want to beat death. I mean, life is great and all, but if you're not a baller death gives you something to look forward to.