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Many on Wall Street say it remains untamed

cnbc.com — Brendan McDermid | Reuters And nearly half of the high-income earners say law enforcement and regulatory authorities in their country are ineffective "in detecting, investigating and prosecuting securities violations." Two years ago, this column reported on an earlier version of this report. The attitudes were concerning then.

Many on Wall Street Say It Remains Untamed

nytimes.com — Wall Street has changed. But perhaps not as much as you would think. The past several years have been filled with headline-grabbing legal settlements by financial services firms - $11 billon here, $5 billion there. Most of them involved conduct that took place before the 2008 crisis.

Main Street Portfolios Are Investing in Unicorns

cnbc.com — Evelyn Hockstein | The Washington Post | Getty Images With Uber now reportedly valued at $50 billion, there are justifiable worries that some private start-up technology companies worth $1 billion or more - known as unicorns - are in bubble territory. But don't worry, the thinking goes.

Main Street Portfolios Are Investing in Unicorns

nytimes.com — With Uber now reportedly valued at $50 billion, there are justifiable worries that some private start-up technology companies worth $1 billion or more - known as unicorns - are in bubble territory. But don't worry, the thinking goes.

Berkshire Hathaway's teddy bear Warren Buffett can have a hard nose

smh.com.au — Illustration: Rocco Fazzari. "I don't know of any company that has a policy that says, 'We're going to have a lot more people than we need'." That was Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, responding on Saturday to a pointed shareholder question about whether he had abandoned his company's moral compass by teaming up with an investment firm known for ruthlessly cutting jobs.

Berkshire’s Warren Buffett Shows His Teddy Bear Image Has Tough Side

nytimes.com — OMAHA - "I don't know of any company that has a policy that says, 'We're going to have a lot more people than we need.' " That was Warren E. Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, responding on Saturday to a pointed shareholder question about whether he had abandoned his company's moral compass by teaming with an investment firm known for ruthlessly cutting jobs.

As Vice Moves More to TV, It Tries to Keep Brash Voice

nytimes.com — The live music at the Vice Media party on Friday shook the room. Shane Smith, Vice's chief executive, was standing near the stage - with a drink in his hand, pants sagging, tattoos showing - watching the rapper-cum-chef Action Bronson make pizzas.

Want to be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Be obsessed, insider says

smh.com.au — Tesla and Space X chief Elon Musk has no hobbies, according to his former wife Justine Musk. "His job is his hobby," she says. Photo: Bloomberg For advice on how to be a mogul, take it from someone who has been married to one.

Insider Offers a View From Moguls’ Lofty Heights

nytimes.com — For advice on how to be a mogul, take it from someone who has been married to one. A user of Quora, a user-generated question-and-answer website, recently posed the question: "How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?"

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.
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May 16, 2015

@noamscheiber Fwiw: II Alpha, the source of that $#, oddly inflates it by including gains on the hf managers' stake. Most isn't comp.

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