Opening Bell: 09.14.09

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Police Eye Mysterious Death Of Financier (WSJ)
PEMGroup founder and Ponzi scheme confessor Danny died over the weekend, with the matter of SEC being all over his ass making people think the whole thing seems slightly shady.
Corner Office: At Goldman Sachs, Blankfein's Lesson's Learned In The Crisis (NYT)
We could've had a Justice Blankfein on the bench: "Don't be totally obsessed about getting everything right. In my own experience, I plotted and planned my life when I was getting out of law school to know by what year I'd make it to the Supreme Court."
Stiglitz Says Bank Problems Bigger Than Pre-Lehman (Bloomberg)
"In the U.S. and many other countries, the too-big-to-fail banks have become even bigger," Stiglitz said in an interview yesterday in Paris. "The problems are worse than they were in 2007 before the crisis...It's an outrage...especially in the U.S. where we poured so much money into the banks...The administration seems very reluctant to do what is necessary. Yes they'll do something, the question is: Will they do as much as required?"
Banks change CEOs, but will that make them safer? (Reuters)
Brad Hintz called soon-to-be Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman's lack of experience in investment banking or sales and trading "potentially troubling." Dick Bové is still psyched.
Spitzer's Sex Vixen Won't Stay Down (NYP)
"What I meant by 'I wish [Eliot] luck' is that I felt like there was hope in the news that he may be entering politics again," Dupre said, though she declined to say whether the Luv Gov would get her vote. "If people could forgive him, they could forgive me." Also, check out her new single!
Lehman Had To Go So Global Finance Could Live (NYT)
Also, according to Joe Nocera, Dick Fuld is still bitter about the whole thing.
Jim Rogers: "When I heard Lehman Brothers was going bankrupt I thought, 'this is great.'" (CNBC)

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