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Please Reviewhttp://www.razume.com/documents/6924 Thanks!...
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Critique my Resume - Career adviser spent 2 weeks on this Career Adviser and me spend well over 2 weeks fixing this banking resume http://razume.com/documents/6740...
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Please provide some Resume feedbackhttp://razume.com/documents/6646 I am an engineering major, going for finance. Please provide some feedback for the content of my resume and if I can further bankify my resume. Appreciate any advice. Thanks!...
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Resume Review - GPA problemhey just wondering if anyone wanted to look over my resume. i'm trying to figure out what, outside of the gpa, the problem is http://www.mediafire.com/?wyyz0rhzwoa...
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Resume Critique - Will be attending a career fairHey I will be attending a career fair in the near future and wanted to spruce up my resume. I am looking for a summer internship, but not anything super competitive. I amm starting a spring internship soon and really want to include it in the resume. I feel that it will help me land a first round ...
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Resume - Freshman aiming for IBThis candidate is currently a freshman aiming for investment banking, trying to find a summer internship anywhere possible. At the same time, he doesn't have a GPA. The school forced him to take a medical leave near the end of the semester, despite finishing finals in two classes and being set up ...
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Resume Advice - Freshman at a target schoolI'm a freshman at a target school and I'm planning on sending out my resume to a few local VC's, asset management firms, and hedge funds for a summer internship. I'm not looking to get paid for this and I'm going to try to emphasize that in my cover letter. In regards to what to actually put on the ...
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how do you put this on your resume? Hey guys, I'm a sophomore looking for a summer internship so I'm trying to get my resume out asap. I recently got an executive position in a business organization… however I start it in the spring semester. How would you suggest mentioning my new exec position when I haven't done anything yet? Sho...
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Resume - Looking for a graduate position in BBThis candidate is looking for a graduate position in a BB in Paris, London, Singapore or Dubai, in June '09. The candidate would like to join the IB division (M&A) or equity research. ...
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Anyone feel like critiquing my resume today?Could use some comments on my resume if anyone is willing to take a quick look. Not going for IB jobs, so it is nothing spectacular. I need feedback today if possible as I need to apply to a couple of jobs ASAP, so please PM/email me if you have some free time. Thanks....
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Please review my bullets for my SA stint!Hey, • Spread public and acquisition comparables; adjusted for acquisitions, non-recurring and financial items; calculated relevant multiples, control premiums and implied valuation range • Forecasted financials for French industrial company; created one-statement DCF model and purchase price ma...
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cheapest / best broker?I want to start an online trading account. Any ideas on the cheapest / best broker?...
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Capital Gains tax vs IRAI was thinking about the current 15% LT Cap gains tax and how it is a pretty good deal for those investing in mutual funds and possibly Private Equity/Hedge Funds. The government has the standard IRA which is suppossed to be this gift to society to encourage retirement savings. But I never realized ...
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Activist investorsI have been asked by a finance professor to create a list of every stock that has increased its dividend in response to activist investors. Any suggestions about how I could go about creating something like this? Capital IQ seems like the logical choice, but is not something I have access to. Any...
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Where do you guys/girls think mining is headed?In my opinion, gold is going to depreciate as long as inflation settles down and the economy recovers. But what does everyone think of copper and zinc?...
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New Investor... help neededSo I've never really invested actual cash, but have done some mock portfolios and simulations etc. I usually try and take a mixed approach, investing in companies i feel to be undervalued or companies i feel have a good story and legitimate business behind it. For example I've recently as in a wee...
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Why is Oil Down TOdayCan anyone give me a quick overview of why oil is down today? Thanks....
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Invest in apartment or stocks/bondsWould it better to buy an apartment in NYC for an investment, selling it a few years later (at a higher price?). Or would it be better to instead take that money and invest it in stocks/bonds, etc? Thanks! ...
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Just In: Advisers on Sprint Nextel and Clearwire deal http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2008/05/just_in_advisors_on_sprint_nex.php [quote]Sprint Nextel Corp. is merging its wireless broadband unit with Clearwire Corp. in a $14.5 billion deal. Intel Corp., Google Inc., Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks are investing $3.2 bi...
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I need a safe investment for the summer.I am going to be working an internship this summer, so I will not have the time to manage a personal portfolio of any sort this summer. With that said, I'm studying abroad in London in the fall and I need a safe place to let about $4,000 sit for the summer. Does anybody have any advice? I was thinki...
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Airlines?Hey everyone, What do you think of investing in airlines right now? Most of the American airlines have taken a huge tumbling over the past year or so.. A lot of airlines have P/E ratios of under 5. Is it the bottom? I mean people are still gonna fly no matter what right? What are your ideas?...
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DOJ down, FCC to go. How to play the Sirius - XM MergerSo the DOJ finally pulled their legs out of the mud and approved the merger of Sirius and XM. Both stocks felt a nice pop today and it's generally expected that the FCC will soon accounce that it too approves the merger. Once this happens, the path will be clear for these two companies to finally be...
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GoldGoing through a small correction right now, but where is it headed? I'm thinking that it may hit 1200-1300 before the bubble pops. When the mainstream finance media is just screaming about how gold is the next big thing, you know what lies ahead....
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Eliot Spitzer down the tubes?!?!?!?!News break: Eliot Spitzer, Governor of NY and former AG, has been linked to a Prostitution Ring! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080310/ap_on_re_us/spitzer_prostitution The Corropution Crusader is in fact one of the most Corrupt people in NY. That's one major strike against the man formerly called "...
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Extra Extra Read All About It!Interested to know what websites people frequent for work, business, news, investing, politics, sports or entertainment - but to the point that they just cant do without it, SERIOUSLY. Besides the obvious, WSO, here are a few off the top of my head.... www.economist.com (best written biz-pub period...
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Microsoft's bid on Yahoo!http://businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/feb2008/db2008021_444129.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_top+story...
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Fed cuts rates by 50 basis pointsI got an interview for IBD tomorrow afternoon in London. So in case i get asked regarding this, ill just state my views on this, and if im wrong do correct me, or if theres anything else i need to know please let me know. So Interest rates have got cut twice in two weeks, shows the Feds concerns wi...
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Economic Stimulus PackageCurious to get people's thoughts on the $150 billion stimulus package that congress put through today. If I understand the terms correctly, tax dollars that I paid out will be getting redistributed to people who paid less or no income tax. Sounds to me like nothing more than an effective increase...
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Weak DollarWhy is the dollar weak and why is it getting weaker?...
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Looking for job info in Private Equity?Don't go to the "private equity institute" - it's a scam. Anyone else get conned?...
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Wachovia/AG Edwards mergerWhat do you all think this deal will mean for the IB, research, CM, and instuitional divisions for AG Edwards? Also, anybody care to add their analysis of the impact the pairing will have on Richmond and St Louis? ...
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Golf Anyone? Bankers Bide Their TimeArticle with an interesting perspective on the slowdown from DealBook. "If there is an upside to the recent downturn in the deal-making business, it was expressed Wednesday by Jonathan Nelson, the chief executive of Providence Equity Partners, a media-focused private equity firm based in New York...
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Merrill Lynch relocates to Midtownhttp://www.nysun.com/article/60427 Seems like midtown is becoming the new 'downtown.' ...
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Jimmy Cayne = Total Frat GuyI can't believe there wasn't a thread about this yesterday: http://www.dealbreaker.com/2007/07/golfing_while_bear_stearns_bur.php#more What a total frat guy. He has always been my favorite CEO on Wall Street....
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what do you see as the future of CDOs?Given recent events, what do you guys see as the future of CDOs? less issuance for awhile? no subprime issuance? more secondary trading as people try to evaluate / unload existing CDOs?...
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iBO Spring Newsletter: Bonus Season is Here!Bonus Season is Here! Dear Members of iBankingOasis.com: Congratulations to the current investment bankers! As our countdown ticks down to zero, you are either eagerly anticipating your first bonus, your second bonus, or your hiatus from Investment Banking forever. The Countdown to Freedom doe...
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Lazard Acquires Goldsmith AgioLazard acquires investment bank By: Kira Bindrim Published: July 10, 2007 - 12:51 pm Bruce Wasserstein’s Lazard Ltd. said Tuesday that it was acquiring investment bank Goldsmith Agio Helms & Lynner in an effort to jumpstart its own middle market business. The acquisition, Lazard’...
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HSBC - UBS Merger!Check this out: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article2039834.ece Hey everyone, I've been following this forum now for a while and have always secretly wanted to post. I saw this article in the Times and thought it was remarkable. I don't know if...
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Goldman Sachs gets terrorist threats. "Hundreds will die"http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/06/news/companies/goldman/index.htm?cnn=yes NEW YORK (CNN) -- The FBI is investigating letters sent to newspapers nationwide that say "Goldman Sachs. Hundreds will die. We are inside. You cannot stop us," the bureau said Friday. The letters were sent to nine newspap...
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Ron Paul introduces legislation to abolish the Federal ReserveH.R. 2755: To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes....
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Fugitive Hedge Fund Manager CaughtMissing for nearly 3 months, fugitive hedge fund manager Kirk Wright was caught on Wednesday in a Florida hotel. Wright disappeared after his hedge fund went under, and investors lost at least $100 million. The list of allegedly defrauded investors reads more like a sports roster: His client list i...
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MIT Dean...So I guess the compulsion for candidates to lie about their GPA is one thing, to lie about graduating college altogether is another. Check out the fiasco with the MIT Dean. ...
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American Bank CEOs made $23 million more on average in 2006 when compared to their Major European counterpartsThe following article detailed how the Chairmen & CEO of the 3 major European Banks: Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS make significantly less than their American counterparts. The average compensation for the chairmen of UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank was $18 million in 2006 when compared...
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J.P. Morgan Chase: Building The Global Bank - Interesting article Article on a JP Morgan Chase from McKinsey Quarterly. JPMorgan Chase ranks among the world's leading financial-services businesses, boasting $1.3 trillion in assets, a major U.S. consumer-banking franchise and operations in more than 50 countries. Created from a succession of mergers over recent ...
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Bonuses at Wall Street Big Five Surge to $36 BillionBy Christine Harper Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Never in the history of Wall Street have so many earned so much in so little time. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos. are about to reward their 173,000 employees with $36 billi...
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Credit Suisse Banker arrested for insider tradinghttp://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=awqmKsy_V3Xg&refer=home This will be of interest to many here....
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Market Outlook I hope the markets remain stable in the foreseeable future. I would dislike my bonus being cut. Only time will tell. http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/ContrarianChronicles/DangerMarketPartyingLikeItsMarch2000.aspx...
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J.P. Morgan Chase: Building The Global Bank - Short article Article on JP Morgan Chase from McKinsey Quarterly. JPMorgan Chase ranks among the world's leading financial-services businesses, boasting $1.3 trillion in assets, a major U.S. consumer-banking franchise and operations in more than 50 countries. Created from a succession of mergers over recent y...
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daily emails? morning calls?I dont have as much time as I used to, to keep track of the markets and what's going on in the world of investments. Anyone know if a good email newsletter I can subscribe to, to get daily updates on the markets?...
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iBO Winter NewsletterDear Fellow Primates, We keep getting forced to upgrade our server because too many monkeys keep eating too many bananas at once. Please update your Profiles -- we added an Industry selection to your Monkey Stats page so other monkeys can know what industry you are working in. (click on "my accoun...
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On Buyouts, There Ought to Be a LawRemember Ben Stein...or Win Ben Stein's Money? Check out his article on Buyouts... JUST as surely as the swallows return to Capistrano, now that the market has corrected a bit, the managers and private equity firms, investment banks and university endowments are out making ...
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Goldman Sachs seeks to close GoldmanSEXGoldmanSEX is under fire from Goldman Sachs... ...
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Senate probes hedge fund ties with analystsArticle on Hedge Funds and ...
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Please, Sir, I Want Some More.An intresting article on how Goldman Sachs is carving up its $11 Billion money pie. It...
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Weeding out hedge fund hype uncovers dirtAn interesting article on Hedge Funds and dirt Hedge funds increasingly are pressuring executives to either shape things up or move on, but a study suggests that their demands aren't doing much to improve the financial health of the companies they target. Researchers at New York University concl...
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Your new bankers: hedge fundsAn article on Hedge Funds and how they are starting to back small companies. Growing companies could be tapping into a new source of capital in 2007: Hedge funds are getting into the private-equity business. And although some are investing in large venture capital or similar institutional funds, o...
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Workers feel pinch of private equityAn intresting article on PE and how they can sometimes overburden their portfolio companies with debt. STANDARD & POOR...
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Aozora IPOI'm wondering if anyone has some insight into the Aozora Bank IPO in Japan, and why it failed so misserably? ...
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Good times roll for investment bankerAn article for all you Aussies out there on MACQUARIE Bank and how they "thrashed current profit expectations." Australia's largest investment bank yesterday unveiled a healthy 51 per cent interim profit increase to a staggering $730 million. The announcement came just two months after saying it ...
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Lazard / Wasserstein vs. BBsI came across this article on Lazard and its transformations since Wasserstein has taken over. Bruce Wasserstein is trying to be diplomatic -- really he is -- as he compares Lazard Ltd. (LAZ ), the storied investment bank that he runs, with Wall Street giants like Goldman Sachs (GS ), Merrill Lync...
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article on wasserstein/lazardneat article on wasserstein and lazard out today http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_45/b4008001.htm...
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So apparently there is a possibility of another attack on NYC/Washington during Ramadan.cliffs: muslims warned to leave US because there'll be another terrorist attack before the end of Ramadan(Oct 23)...probably bullshit [quote]WASHINGTON ...
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Inside Goldman's Secret Rite: The Race to Become Partnerhttp://www.careerjournal.com/salaryhiring/industries/financialservices/20061016-craig.html?mod=RSS_Career_Journal&cjrss=frontpage Inside Goldman's Secret Rite: The Race to Become Partner By Susanne Craig - October 16, 2006 From The Wall Street Journal Online In June, top executives at Goldm...
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Time Warner Sues google over YouTube copyright infringement[quote] Google faces copyright fight over YouTube ...
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iBO Summer Newsletter: 2006 Compensation Database Now Available!2006 Compensation Database Now Available on the Site! http://www.iBankingOasis.com ...pass it on Dear Members of iBankingOasis.com: We have just released the 2006 Compensation Database for your enjoyment and inner Curious George! Graphs included: Average Salary and Bonus breakdown ...
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CHA - CHING! Private equity professionals saw pay increaseCheck out how much private equity professionals got paid. Riding a wave of cheap debt and loose institutional money, private equity professionals averaged $816,000 in average compensation last year. The 45 percent year-over-year pay increase was the largest ever recorded by the annual Private Equi...
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Would-be MBAs are facing more competitionArticle on would-be MBAs facing more competition. There was sharper competition to get into business schools this year, with MBA programs reporting increased applications to both full- and part-time programs, according to a study to be released today. About two-thirds of full-time MBA programs sa...
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Firm charges PayPal founder, hedge fund with fraudPay "Pal"? I think not! Firm charges PayPal founder, hedge fund with fraud. PayPal founder Peter A. Thiel and his hedge-fund management company, Clarium Capital Management, are accused of fraud in a lawsuit filed Monday. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Califor...
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How to set up your own hedge fundThinking of starting your own hedge fund? Read this and have a laugh. I...
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Private equity investors get hungrierWhat's next? Microsoft? Interesting perspective from a guy down under. AS leveraged buyouts go, the recently announced $US33 billion deal ($43.42 billion) to buy HCA, the US hospitals group, is rated the biggest ever. Now, NTL, the heavily indebted European cable group, looks set to go the same w...
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Private equity's barbarians are on top - for nowArticle on private equity's current run on top ...for now. Not since the late 1980s has the world of private equity so entranced Wall Street. The deals are huge ($33 billion for hospital chain HCA), and the investment dollars continue to pour in (new record: Blackstone closed a $15.6 billion fund ...
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Another Workplace MassacreAnother workplace massacre......
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HedgeFund.net Releases Hedge Fund Performance Estimates for July 2006Article on Hedge Fund performance for July 2006...looks like we aren't the only ones who are hurting. Early estimates show the HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Average, an equal weighted average of all single manager hedge funds in the HedgeFund.net database, was -0.24% in July and is +5.44% year-to-date ...
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LBOs: What the little guy should fearArticle trying to give private equity a bad name...but an interesting ...
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Inside Wall Street's Culture Of RiskInteresting article on Wall Street's...
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Life in a connected worldArticle on how our lives have changed because of the internet...just think, without the internet, ...
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Show Up the Boss and Live to Tell About ItEmbarrass your Boss?...this article ...
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Hedge Fund Industry's Dirty Little SecretInteresting article on recent ...
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Mother admits helping son run hedge fund scamHard to believe, but mommy isn't so innncoent all the time...here is an article on ...
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Think Your Boss is Bad?Article on labor union contest in which worker with most ...
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Trading UpInteresting article on the transition of power...tensions and blurring lines ...
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US Stocks ReboundArticle on US stocks and a ...
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Goldman Profits BIGArticle on Goldman's ...
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Beer for Bags?Trading ...
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The Upshot: Guaranteed bonuses for new starters tooWith demand for junior corporate financiers hotter than ever, recruiters say even first-year analysts can now command guaranteed bonuses. ...

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