| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims.
That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Ernst & Young LLP received the usual kid-glove treatment given to too-big-to-fail enterprises when it reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over illegal tax shelters it sold more than a decade ago. The government chose not to prosecute the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:04 PM
It appears the debate over work-life balance is heating up once again. First former Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan wrote this article entitled “Is There Life After Work?” for the New York Times, then 60 Minutes aired a segment in which...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s announcement that it will now bestow coveted managing director titles upon its rising vice presidents every two years, instead of annually, may have shaken the foundation at its New York headquarters. For the rest of the world,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Erin Callan was the face of Lehman Brothers in 2008 as it battled insolvency rumors. Fresh, pretty, smart and confidently articulate, she worked feverishly to try to talk nervous investors out of jumping ship.
But when the company imploded in 2008,...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
“To all you people out there who complain about getting tickets from speed cameras, which allow you 12 miles an hour over the speed limit before you’re fined: Try to stop complaining, and slow down.”
“I just read...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- An insistent question of our time is how much government debt is too much. Is there some debt level that becomes crushing as opposed to merely costly? The controversy over research by economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shows how...
| May 4, 2013
Christopher Lee cut his teeth on public-private partnerships 26 years ago as a Lehman Brothers executive in charge of financing projects in Asia.
He put together a consortium of local investors to build a $1.8 billion, 12-mile toll road in Bangkok....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
I've written to the Leader previously on year-round swimming at the public pools and it would be interesting to know about the City Council candidates’ positions on this issue.
However, there is a larger issue that has a greater impact on...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:15 PM
This is an ode to Greg Smith.
A middling executive at Wall Street’s most powerful firm turned the global business press on its ear by leaving Goldman Sachs with a flourish, publishing an op-ed in the New York Times, calling the culture of the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Like many journalists, Nancy Bilyeau dreamed of writing a novel. She even managed to eke out a few chapters, melding her two great loves of Tudor history and mystery thrillers.
But whenever she would make a little headway, the real world — her...