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The Hard Line on Greece

nytimes.com — In July 2012, Timothy F. Geithner, the United States Treasury secretary at the time, traveled to Sylt, an island off Germany in the North Sea. Mr. Geithner was there for a meeting with Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's finance minister, who would spend his summers at his vacation home on the tiny island.

Health Care Law Spurs Merger Talks for Insurers

nytimes.com — President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act more than five years ago. At the time, members of the health care industry - hospitals, doctors and insurers - were anxious about what it would do to the business. Everyone had an opinion, but nobody knew for sure.

U.S. Rescue Seen at Hand for 2 Mortgage Giants

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Senior officials from the Bush administration and the Federal Reserve on Friday called in top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance giants, and told them that the government was preparing to place the two companies under federal control, officials and company executives briefed on the discussions said.

Jimmy Lee, Investment Banking Force, Dies at 62

nytimes.com — James B. Lee Jr., one of the most prominent bankers in the mergers and acquisitions industry, died on Wednesday. He was 62. His death was announced by Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, where Mr. Lee, who was commonly known as Jimmy, was vice chairman.

Warner Music Executive Is Leaving to Lead Helicopter Start-Up Blade

nytimes.com — Robert Wiesenthal, the chief operating officer of the Warner Music Group and a longtime entertainment industry executive, is planning to resign to lead a start-up company that promises to be the Uber of helicopters.

In A.I.G. case, surprise ruling that could end all bailouts

cnbc.com — Judge Wheeler determined that Mr. Greenberg and the other shareholders did not suffer any economic damage because "if the government had done nothing, the shareholders would have been left with 100 percent of nothing."

Surprise AIG ruling puts future US bailouts in doubt

smh.com.au — Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Maurice Greenberg, claimed $US40 billion in damages over the company's GFC bailout by the US government. Photo: MICHAEL PROBST For years, critics of the bailouts during the financial crisis argued that the rescue efforts weren't harsh enough. The chief executives of failing institutions should have lost their jobs.

Surprise Ruling Finds Bailout Shorted A.I.G.

nytimes.com — For years, critics of the bailouts during the financial crisis argued that the rescue efforts weren't harsh enough. The chief executives of failing institutions should have lost their jobs. Shareholders should have suffered more pain. Taxpayers should have received substantial compensation for the risk they took.

The 'A Swing': How to up your golf game

Uber NY GM: East Hampton law impossible to follow

video.cnbc.com — Josh Mohrer, New York General Manager for Uber, discusses the law in East Hampton, saying every single driver needs an address there.
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Jun 29, 2015

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