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2011: The Year Of Dodd-Frank
December 23, 2010 @ 08:00 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

After two years of uncertainty, everyone is looking forward to a year of steady progress and growth.

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Bonus Blues: Meet the Zeros
December 22, 2010 @ 11:03 AM | By Ivy Schmerken

To boost profits and curb the risk-taking, some Wall Street firms are giving nothing but zeros to mid level traders and back-office staff.

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The Bank of America CEO Does Not Suck, Thank You Very Much
December 22, 2010 @ 10:16 AM | By Phil Albinus

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Meet the Less-threatening Hedge Fund
December 21, 2010 @ 10:42 AM | By Phil Albinus

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Ernst & Young Subject to Fraud Lawsuit
December 20, 2010 @ 10:51 AM | By Phil Albinus

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Nasdaq Fights Bank "Cartels" in Battle for Clearinghouse Control
December 20, 2010 @ 10:44 AM | By Justin Grant

Nasdaq OMX Group is quietly working the back channels of the nation's capital to limit banks' "cartel-like control" of clearinghouses as Wall Street braces for final word on how the $600 trillion swaps market will function.

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How's Twitter Doing Today?
December 17, 2010 @ 10:38 AM | By Phil Albinus

Derwint Capital Markets will use microblog site to predict the market's mood.

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Apple To Launch New App Store Selling Programs For Laptops and Desktops
December 17, 2010 @ 09:49 AM | By Melanie Rodier

The store will work like iTunes, Apple's popular online store for smartphone applications, with programs likely to cost from $10 to thousands of dollars.

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I-Banking, Trading Push Wall Street Over the Top
December 14, 2010 @ 11:08 AM | By Justin Grant

Just two years after the nation’s financial sector nearly fell off a cliff, only to be rescued by an unprecedented bailout, the industry’s titans have roared back.

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Mark Madoff, In Passing
December 13, 2010 @ 10:59 AM | By Phil Albinus

The latest victim of the Madoff Ponzi scheme just might have been the man's son.

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Bonus Round: A 90 Percent Tax?!
December 10, 2010 @ 14:23 PM | By Phil Albinus

If any US bankers are still licking their wounds from the insults they received since the Crash of 2008, perhaps they should shed a tear for their brothers and sisters in Ireland.

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Morgan Stanley to Slash Executive Pay
December 09, 2010 @ 10:50 AM | By Justin Grant

In addition to the standard yuletide revelry, December is a time for fatter wallets on Wall Street since firms typically reward employees with hard-earned bonuses at year's end.

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Buy Side Firms Face Scrutiny in Expert Network Probe
December 07, 2010 @ 16:16 PM | By Ivy Schmerken

Expert research networks are being accused of passing non-public material information to hedge funds and mutual fund companies.

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Are You WikiLeaks Proof?
December 07, 2010 @ 10:40 AM | By Phil Albinus

Just because Julian Assange has surrendered to British officials it doesn't mean that the story of WikiLeaks is over. Especially for your buy side firm.

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New Formula May Stop Flash Crashes in Their Tracks
December 03, 2010 @ 11:04 AM | By Justin Grant

Maybe all the SEC has to do is step out of the way and let the professors who claim to have devised a formula that can stop market freefalls solve the problem.

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The Bad Jobs Numbers Calculus
December 03, 2010 @ 10:35 AM | By Phil Albinus

More people out of work + smaller staffs inside banks = a lack of innovation.

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Holidays Arrive Early for JPMorgan's Investment Bankers
December 01, 2010 @ 11:38 AM | By Justin Grant

In addition to the fat year-end bonuses it doles out in either good markets or nasty recessions, JPMorgan & Chase Co. has another pricey stocking stuffer in mind for its investment bankers this year: Apple Inc.'s iPad.

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WikiLeaks Guessing Game Jostles BofA
December 01, 2010 @ 11:06 AM | By Phil Albinus

Bank of America's stock dipped three percent yesterday in the wake of news that it might be the focus of a WikiLeaks expose in the months to come.

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Should Wall Street Be Afraid of WikiLeaks?
December 01, 2010 @ 11:03 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

Wikileaks will likely target a major US bank with its next release of documents.

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