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IDD: A Call to Action by Peter J. Solomon

IDD: A Call to Action by Peter J. Solomon

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  • April 30, 2010

Veteran Wall Streeter warns that the financial services industry is lapsing into pre-crisis mode. The debate over the bureaucratic location and independence of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency as part of the financial reform bill raises legitimate concerns about the relationship of consumer advocacy to the “safety” and “soundne... Read More

WSJ: Tracking the Fallout on Goldman

WSJ: Tracking the Fallout on Goldman

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  • April 19, 2010

By AARON LUCCHETTI and RANDALL SMITH Friday, news of U.S. regulators' fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. dominated trading floors and financial channels. Saturday, it moved to little-league sidelines, birthday parties and other weekend venues of adult conversation. "It's the flavor of the day," said Gustavo Dolfino, senio... Read More

Sanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

Sanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

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  • March 31, 2010

LAUREL, Miss., Mar 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) announced today the pricing of its underwritten registered public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock. In connection with this offering, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 shares of... Read More

BLOOMBERG: Chirico’s 4am Ice Cream Seals $3 Billion Tommy Hilfiger Deal

BLOOMBERG: Chirico’s 4am Ice Cream Seals $3 Billion Tommy Hilfiger Deal

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  • March 16, 2010

by Cotten Timberlake (Bloomberg) -- It took Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. Chief Executive Officer Emanuel Chirico more than 2 years and 15 pints of ice cream to seal the $3 billion takeover of Tommy Hilfiger BV. “It just seemed natural to us,” Chirico, 52, said yesterday in an interview after announcing the agreement to buy the clothing comp... Read More

NY TIMES: Junk Bond Avalanche Looms for Credit Markets

NY TIMES: Junk Bond Avalanche Looms for Credit Markets

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  • March 15, 2010

By Nelson D. Schwartz When the Mayans envisioned the world coming to an end in 2012 — at least in the Hollywood telling —they didn’t count junk bonds among the perils that would lead to worldwide disaster. Maybe they should have, because 2012 also is the beginning of a three-year period in which more than $700 bi... Read More