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July 15th, 2010

Goldman Shares Up; SEC Announces Settlement

NEW YORK -- Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) surged after the close of trading as the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it would settle a fraud lawsuit against the investment bank. Earlier Thursday, in the regular trading session, shares of the investment bank rose after the SEC said ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

Obama Is From Mars, Wall Street Is From Venus

Thirty-eight hours after Scott Brown’s smack-upside-the-head victory in the race for Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat, Barack Obama took the podium in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House. Hovering behind him was Paul Volcker, the former Fed chair and (for months, largely ignored) Obama economic adviser; far off ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

AP source: Criminal probe of Goldman under way

WASHINGTON – The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is conducting a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs over mortgage securities deals the big Wall Street firm arranged, a knowledgeable person said Thursday.The person said the probe stems from a criminal referral by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The source spoke on ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

"I Wouldn't Trust You"

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein did his best to explain the firm's controversial trades in the mortgage market, but Senator Carl Levin and the other members of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations weren't buying it. The issue, laid out in a civil fraud suit by the SEC, is whether Goldman ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

Blankfein Says Firm Doesn’t Need to Disclose Position

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein told a Senate panel that market-makers have no obligation to tell clients about their own position in a security. Blankfein, responding to questions from Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said the nature of the principal business ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

Democrats push bank controls; GOP delays action

WASHINGTON – Undaunted by a Senate setback, Democrats appeared increasingly confident Monday they will be able to take advantage of Americans' anger at Wall Street and push through the most sweeping new controls on financial institutions since the Great Depression.The Senate, in a 57-41 vote, failed to get the 60 ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Blankfein testimony to deny charges

In testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will deny his firm bet against the U.S. housing market and its own clients in 2007 and 2008 – and say that investments in the turbulent housing market were handled appropriately. Goldman faces SEC fraud charges over the ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Senate probe: Goldman planned to profit from bust

WASHINGTON – Goldman Sachs developed a strategy to profit from the housing meltdown and reaped billions at the expense of clients, a Senate investigation has found.Top Goldman executives misled investors in complex mortgage securities that became toxic, investigators for a Senate panel allege. They point to e-mails and other Goldman ... continue reading

April 23rd, 2010

Probe Turns to Buffett Deal

A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director tipped off a hedge-fund billionaire about a $5 billion investment in Goldman by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. before a public announcement of the deal at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a person close to the situation says.The revelation marks a significant ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 22nd, 2010

The Speech: The Good, The Bad and The Missing

The Good: The president had strong language for backing real derivative reforms. The Bad: Vague language about the "Volcker rule" will not stop Too Big To Fail; but a plan like this (or even one like this) for breaking up the current mega-banks and limiting their liabilities will. The Missing: ... continue reading

April 21st, 2010

It's Lloyd's of Washington next week

He wasn't named in the Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud suit against Goldman Sachs, but CEO Lloyd Blankfein nonetheless will find himself on the hot seat about the matter when he goes to Washington to testify before a congressional panel about toxic mortgage securities. Sources tell The Post that Blankfein ... continue reading

March 9th, 2010

Goldman Sachs sued by big pension fund over pay

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc was sued on Monday by a large union pension fund that accused the Wall Street investment bank of overpaying its executives.The International Brotherhood of Electric Workers fund filed the lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court, seeking to recover money for the company on behalf of ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Goldman board rejects shareholder demands on pay

NEW YORK, March 1 - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's board has rejected several demands from shareholders that it investigate recent compensation awards, recoup excessive compensation and reform pay practices. Wall Street's dominant bank, criticized for paying billions of dollars in bonuses soon after the taxpayer bailout of the industry, reported ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Goldman Sachs won't investigate executive pay

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Monday it has rejected demands by shareholders to investigate the Wall Street bank's compensation practices.Shareholder lawsuits filed recently in New York and Delaware charge that Goldman's compensation levels in 2009 were too high, Goldman said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

February 15th, 2010

Obama and the 'savvy' bankers

In an interview, the US president described the Goldman Sachs CEO as 'savvy'. So how did he and his crew use their wisdom? Last week, when President Obama was asked about the $9m dollar bonus for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, he described Blankfein as a savvy businessman, adding that ... continue reading

February 1st, 2010

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein stands to collect $100 million bonus

He's been grilled by Congress and blasted by critics, but the chief executive of Goldman Sachs may soon have $100 million reasons to smile.Lloyd Blankfein, who leads the world's richest investment bank, stands to collect an eye-popping $100 million bonus in defiance of President Obama, according to bankers meeting in ... continue reading

November 8th, 2009

I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

Number 85 Broad Street, a dull, rust-coloured office block in lower Manhattan, doesn’t look like a place to stop and stare, and that’s just the way the people who work there like it. The men and women who arrive in the watery dawn sunshine, dressed in Wall Street black, clutching ... continue reading

November 1st, 2009

How Goldman secretly bet on the U.S. housing crash

WASHINGTON — In 2006 and 2007, Goldman Sachs Group peddled more than $40 billion in securities backed by at least 200,000 risky home mortgages, but never told the buyers it was secretly betting that a sharp drop in U.S. housing prices would send the value of those securities plummeting. Goldman's ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Bankers and Their Victims

Day two of the Showdown in Chicago, a three-day-long protest against big banks, began a bit dismally for The Nation. An email from American Bankers Association spokesman John Hall informed us that our press credentials had been revoked. The reason? Because we'd arrived early to cover a protest outside the ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Protesters Deliver Letter to Goldman Sachs—And Await Response

CHICAGO—After working for 42 years, Erma Hall-Wood thought she had earned a modest but peaceful retirement. Then the financial crisis devastated her savings and the 68-year-old Los Angeles County Department of Health retiree became one of millions of Americans who have lost their homes to foreclosure."I thought I would have ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Announcing the Goldman Project

Goldman Sachs raked in billions with taxpayer help while you're still unemployed. The bank announced $3.1 billion in third-quarter profits, and set aside $5.3 billion for bonuses. Help us find out how they spend it.Goldman's third-quarter take is down slightly from its record-breaking $3.4 billion second-quarter earnings, and the amount ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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