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    Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 1.28.15

    Shake Shack now expects IPO to be priced higher at $17-$19 a share (Reuters) Burger chain Shake Shack Inc (SHAK.N) now expects its initial public offering to be priced at $17-$19 per share, up from $14-$16 expected earlier, valuing the company at up to $674.5 million. The offering of 5 million Class A shares is […]

    / Jan 28, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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    Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 1.27.15

    Goldman Sachs’s Cohn Says Oil Prices May Hit $30 in Extended Slump (Bloomberg) Oil prices will probably continue to decline and could reach as low as $30 a barrel, according to Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. “We’re probably in the lower, longer view,” Cohn, a former oil trader, said Monday in an […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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    Write-Offs: 1.26.15

    $$$ Blizzard Set to Bring New York, Northeast to a Standstill [Bloomberg] $$$ Here’s What the Blizzard Is Shutting Down [BusinessWeek] $$$ Russia Rating Cut to Junk by S&P as Ukraine, Oil Weigh on Growth [Bloomberg] $$$ Greece Must Repay Debt, Europe Officials Say [WSJ] $$$ Judge: You cannot name your baby ‘Nutella’ [NYP]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    News

    Great News: Technology Has Advanced Since 1996

    Back when the business of buying and selling stocks depended on human traders gathering in the same physical location — the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, for instance — a major snow storm could snarl commutes so badly that exchanges had to shut. That’s what happened during the blizzard of January 1996, which […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 4:35 PM
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    Steve Cohen Will Tell The SEC What The Terms Of His Ban On Outside Money Should Be

    At some point last year, after he had settled insider trading charges against his firm, the hedge fund formerly known as SAC Capital, Steve Cohen began exhibiting signs of man who felt, if not contrite, than contrite-lite. He agreed to rename his company, stripping his initials from all letterhead, fleece, and signage. He started paying […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 3:08 PM
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    Here Are Some Other People Pretty OK With The Swiss National Bank

    The survivors of the Swiss cap-scrapping are beginning to emerge from the rubble of Bern and Zürich into a brave new world, with great big smiles on their faces.

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 12:51 PM
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    No One Trashes Louis Bacon For 10 Years And Gets Away With It

    For a decade, Moore Capital Management founder Louis Bacon has endured smear after smear on the part of his Bahamas neighbor, Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard: That he’s a racist, and possibly even a top-secret Grand Wizard of the KKK. That he’s a narcotics kingpin. That he’s trying to take over the government of the […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 1.26.15

    Greece Must Repay Debt, Europe Officials Say (WSJ) Europe’s establishment moved quickly on Monday to douse hopes it would relax the terms of Greece’s bailout following the commanding victory by antiausterity leftists in its election, insisting that Athens honor its commitments. “We believe Greece has accepted terms that are not off the table after the […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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    Write-Offs: 1.23.15

    $$$ Morgan Stanley Gives Gorman $4.44 Million Stock Bonus for 2014 [Bloomberg] $$$ Oil Falls as New Saudi King Says Policies Won’t Change [Bloomberg] $$$ “The Catfight Between CNBC And Fox Business At Davos Has Gotten Out Of Control” [BI] $$$ Harvard Business School Dean Fights to Keep M.B.A. Relevant [WSJ] $$$ Leaders in Davos […]

    / Jan 23, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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    This Is Why You Pay Your Lawyers And Don’t Ask Questions (JP Morgan Edition)

    Ed. note: This is a weekly column by Elie Mystal, Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline, wrapping up the week that was in law and finance. Elie is not a practicing attorney, and anything he says that you listen to can and will be used against you. So we’re all having fun today with […]

    / Jan 23, 2015 at 4:46 PM
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    Preet Bharara Doesn’t Need This Right Now

    The last six weeks have not been the best of Preet Bharara’s life. But he’s used them profitably, moving through most of the five stages of grief after the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals basically torpedoed his life’s work vis-à-vis insider-trading. Indeed, after a black start to the new year, Preet was starting to […]

    / Jan 23, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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    Investor Relations Exec Convicted Of Insider Trading Has Above Average Driving Skills To Fall Back On

    The 52-year-old said his inside trading was fueled by drugs and resentment of the Midtown firm, which he said owed him money on commissions. “I didn’t take the drugs to get high, I did it because I can’t drink coffee — that’s a painful trip to the bathroom,” Lucarelli said…Lucarelli, occasionally tearing up, now lives […]

    / Jan 23, 2015 at 2:48 PM

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