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A Veteran of the Financial Crisis Tells China to Be Wary

cnbc.com — But Mr. Paulson's anxieties about China have an unnerving similarity to the financial crisis in the United States, and his warnings demand attention. Like the United States crisis in 2008, Mr. Paulson worries that in China "the trigger would be a collapse in the real estate market," and he declared in an interview that China is experiencing a real estate bubble.

A Veteran of the Financial Crisis Tells China to Be Wary

nytimes.com — About 340 pages into Henry M. Paulson's new book on China, a sentence comes almost out of nowhere that stops readers in their tracks. "Frankly, it's not a question of if, but when, China's financial system" he writes, "will face a reckoning and have to contend with a wave of credit losses and debt restructurings."

Ben Bernanke Will Work With Citadel, a Hedge Fund, as an Adviser

cnbc.com — Mr. Bernanke joins a long parade of colleagues and peers to Wall Street and investment firms. After stepping down, Mr. Bernanke's predecessor, Alan Greenspan, was recruited as a consultant for Deutsche Bank, the bond investment firm Pacific Investment Management Company and the hedge fund Paulson & Company.

Ben Bernanke Will Work With Citadel, a Hedge Fund, as an Adviser

nytimes.com — For eight years, Ben S. Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman, was steward of the world's largest economy. Now he has signed on to advise one of Wall Street's biggest hedge funds. Mr. Bernanke will become a senior adviser to the Citadel Investment Group, the $25 billion hedge fund founded by the billionaire Kenneth C.

BlackRock chief urges other CEOs to stop being so nice to investors

business-standard.com — Read more about BlackRock chief urges other CEOs to stop being so nice to investors on Business Standard. Laurence D Fink, who oversees more than $4 trillion of investments as chief of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says shareholder-friendly steps hurt long-term creation of value

BlackRock’s Chief, Laurence Fink, Urges Other C.E.O.s to Stop Being So Nice to Investors

cnbc.com — "We believe that U.S. tax policy, as it stands, incentivizes short-term behavior," he writes in his letter. "Since when was one year considered a long-term investment? A more effective structure would be to grant long-term treatment only after three years, and then to decrease the tax rate for each year of ownership beyond that, potentially dropping to zero after 10 years."

BlackRock’s Chief, Laurence Fink, Urges Other C.E.O.s to Stop Being So Nice to Investors

nytimes.com — On Tuesday morning, the chief executives of 500 of the nation's largest companies will receive a letter in the mail that will most likely surprise them. The sender of the letter is Laurence D. Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world.

General Electric sheds finance unit to focus on core industrial businesses

timesunion.com — GE's plan is that by 2018, its core industrial businesses - including jet turbines, heavy energy equipment and sophisticated medical devices - will account for more than 90 percent of its earnings, up from 58 percent last year.

General Electric cashing out of finance business

seattletimes.com — GE's plan is that by 2018, its core industrial businesses - including jet turbines, heavy energy equipment and sophisticated medical devices - will account for more than 90 percent of its earnings. General Electric plans to sell off most of its finance arm over the next two years, redefining the multinational conglomerate as it seeks to complete a transformation begun amid the tumult of the financial crisis.

General Electric to Sell Bulk of Its Finance Unit

nytimes.com — General Electric plans to sell off most of its finance arm within two years, redefining the multinational conglomerate as it seeks to complete a transformation begun amid the tumult of the financial crisis. In addition to the huge planned sales of assets outlined by the company on Friday, General Electric will take other major steps, including bringing back about $36 billion in cash that currently resides overseas.
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Apr 23, 2015

@GregRummo yes. I haven't bought an apple watch yet. Waiting, if I can be patient enough, for 2.0.

Apr 23, 2015

@chasejLTL Ben Graham's Securities Analysis is a classic. Not exactly easy reading, but a great education.

Apr 21, 2015

My Column: Hank Paulson warns China will undoubtedly “face a reckoning.” Take heed. nyti.ms/1DwsbHf

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