September 2006

  • hotties

    Bond Biz Hotties Contest: The Final Nomination Hours!

    There are just about three hours left before we slam shut the nominations window in the Bond Biz Hotties Contest. So while we’re still accepting nominations, you’d better get them in quick. Time is running out! So far we’ve got some strong contenders for the male category and almost none for the females. That’s just […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 1:54 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling

    Jeff Skilling Drinks And Gets Arrested Again

    Sometimes we don’t even recognize America. What kind of country is this if you can’t get drunk while waiting to go to jail for what might very well amount to a life sentence? Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was arrested and accused of public intoxication in Dallas earlier this month, but he will not go […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 1:39 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard

    Just Because You Are Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Hewlett-Packard Is Not Spying On You

    Time was, business reporters had to worry about their information being stolen by insider-trading types. Now those days seem almost quaint. The Hewlett-Packard “place a mole in the newsroom” plot has Gary Weiss reflecting on his own security measures from years gone by. Years ago, while working on a sensitive story at Business Week, I […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 12:56 PM
  • Ask Brock

    Ask Brock: Thoughts on Hank Paulson

    Brock Fantasia is the only remaining person in the JPMorgan analyst class of 2002 to still work at JPMorgan, which is in no way testament to the work environment at JPMorgan. In fact, Brock likes to think of himself as the Highlander of his analyst class, wielding an indestructible claymore of corporate finance. After “totally […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 11:30 AM
  • Hewlett-Packard

    Patty Dunn Goes To Congress

    Outgoing Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn has agreed to go before the Congressional panel looking into the scandal. This should be the show to watch next week, barring anymore developing world coups or major financial meltdowns. As new revelations about Hewlett-Packard Co.’s director spying scandal cascade, Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the company’s general counsel have agreed […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 9:33 AM
  • Airbus

    Waiting for the A380

    ESTRAGON: Nothing to be done. VLADIMIR: (advancing with short, stiff strides, legs wide apart). I’m beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I’ve tried to put it from me, saying Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven’t yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. (He broods, musing on the struggle. Turning to Estragon.) […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 9:12 AM
  • Shorter Dealbook

    DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.21.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries: Former HSBC chairman advising Bill Ford, Jr. [legal] SEC investigating options at Electronic Arts [backdating] ImClone set for leadership battle [legal] Rebellion at the LA Times [legal] Investigators sought meeting with H-P chiefs [legal] H-P’s Patricia Dunn receives leadership award [surreal] California sues automakers for warm weather [legal] Judge proposes 27-month term in front-running […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 9:09 AM
  • Opening Bell

    Opening Bell 9.21.06

    Calif. sues over auto emissions (Detroit News) There had already been talk that Bill Lockyer, the California Attorney General was the Spitzer of the west coast. Any doubt has now been put to rest. Lockyer, who is is currently in an election, looking to make a horizontal shift over to State Treasurer, announced a lawsuit […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 8:15 AM
  • Write-Offs

    Write-Offs: 09.20.06

    $$$THNX 4 THE ADD!!! MySpace Expands In China So That Murdoch May More Effectively Select Next Wife. [DealBook] $$$Some of you will be breaking out the Kleenex to wipe away the tears and some you will be doing so for the purposes of clean up: B-School rankings are in. [WSJ via Wall $treet Folly] $$$How […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 4:45 PM
  • banking culture

    Murray Hill, The Television Show

    Why are there no good new sitcoms? Probably because no one in Hollywood is bright enough to hire Leveraged Sellout, who has written a treatment for a new sitcom about four friend’s living in Murray Hill. Two are investment bankers, one is a strategy consultant and the other a derivatives trader. No summary will do […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 3:48 PM
  • Ford

    Will Mulally Put Ford On The Dole?

    Tim Carney latest column in the Washington Examiner points out that one of Alan Mulally’s greatest accomplishments at Boeing seems to have been squeezing a great deal of money from the marble pillars of our nation’s capital. Is this how Mulally will solve Ford’s troubles—through political entrepreneurship rather than effective business strategies? Alan Mulally comes […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 3:19 PM
  • Amaranth

    Amaranth Meltdown Roundup, Part II

    It’s been…what…an hour-and-a-half since we wrote about the Amaranth debacle? We’re sorry for leaving you in the dark for so long when so much is happening. Here’s the second part of our Amaranth Roundup for today. • You knew it wouldn’t be long before the white hat of Johnny Lawman appeared coming over the crest […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 3:02 PM
  • hotties

    Bond Biz Hottie Contest: Only One Day Left For Nominations!

    Okay. Fine. We get it. Some of you find DealBreaker’s Bond Biz Hotties Contest—our totally, almost but not really at all scientific quest for the most attractive bond traders, sales folks and operations peeps—a little bit creepy. And that’s okay! As Abovethelaw’s David Lat says, “To each her own. The blogosphere is a very big […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 2:32 PM
  • Amaranth, Citadel, Hedge Funds, JPMorganChase

    Citadel and JP Morgan Chase Take Amaranth Energy Assets

    Amaranth is out of the energy trading business all together (at least for now), according to CNBC’s David Faber. Its entire energy portfolio has been off-loaded to Citadel and JP Morgan Chase, Faber reported moments ago. Those assets are even now most likely working their way into the broader markets. No word on whether Brian […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 1:30 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard As An Intelligence Operation

    This Hewlett-Packard spying scandal keeps getting more and more sinister. Now we learn that H-P may have considered placing spies inside the newsrooms of the Wall Street Journal and C-Net. Hewlett-Packard conducted feasibility studies on planting spies in news bureaus of two major publications as part of an investigation of leaks from its board, an […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 1:22 PM
  • Analysts, politics, Thailand

    But You Know, Not If It Means Making Less Money

    Bush Says U.S. Will Keep Pressing Spread of Democracy –Bloomberg News Service Bear Stearns Upgrades Thailand Following Military Coup –Dow Jones Newswire

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 1:01 PM
  • drugs

    Biz School Dean Arrested On Drug Charges

    The government wants you to think that doing drugs will inevitably make you a loser with no friends and no job prospects. Then it goes and arrests the dean of the the Business School of the University of San Diego on drug charges, which kind of disproves that whole drugs will totally ruin your life […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 12:36 PM
  • Thailand

    Thai Coup Leads To Upgrade

    We were speaking to one of our trader friends yesterday who told us he was frantically buying up anything having to do with Thailand that slipped during the initial coup news-cycle. His figured that the risk of a coup had already been priced in, some of the selling was coming from irrational panic and now […]

    / Sep 20, 2006 at 12:26 PM

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