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Feb 19, 2009

Wood resigns as U.S. attorney in Kansas City

John Wood, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon. Wood, who has been at the post less than two years, has accepted a position as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, a leading Wall Street law firm, he said in a written […]

Jan 20, 2009

Dying banks threaten to take auditors with them

Here’s hoping the big audit firms get busy living, and start sounding alarms at banks that are dying. Credit raters, regulators, Wall Street executives, even hedge-fund managers all got summoned to Capitol Hill last fall for televised floggings. And yet barely a glove has landed on the Big Four accounting firms that didn’t bark. One […]

Jan 20, 2009

(Insert working title here)

This column has no working title, in part because the task of beginning a new year is daunting. This is especially true in the current economic environment, but I think the phrase “put your money where your mouth is” might somehow have been prescient advice from a soothsayer. I never realized that the full quote […]

Jan 12, 2009

Thanks, Bernie, now we see the light about SEC

Thank you, Bernie Madoff. I want to be the first to give you credit for the great service you’ve done for the investing public. Your alleged misdeeds are so over the top, even for these times, that I think Congress might actually do something about the hopeless operation we know as the Securities and Exchange […]

Jan 12, 2009

Strategists see 17 percent S&P 500 rise after saying ‘buy’

The same Wall Street strategists who told investors to buy stocks in the worst year since 1937 are even more bullish than a year ago, predicting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rise 17 percent. UBS AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG say the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates […]

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