Friday, August 2

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Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

Shortly before leaving Goldman Sachs, Sergey Aleynikov downloaded around 32mb of source code from their high-frequency stock-trading system. Even as he was sent away for an eight year bid in federal prison, no one seemed to fully understand exactly what he did.

Tuesday, July 30

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Jeffrey Levitt Stole $15 Million

“Jeffrey Levitt stole and misappropriated a grand total of fourteen million, six hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty-eight cents. He stole all that. It was the largest single white-collar crime in Maryland history, almost bringing down the state’s entire savings and loan industry.” And it still wasn’t enough.

Friday, July 26

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Greece's Unemployed Young

When there are too few jobs for an entire generation.

Monday, July 22

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The Last Days of Big Law

The money has dried up, the models are broken and “there are simply many, many more high-priced lawyers today than there is high-priced legal work.” On the end of an era.

Sunday, July 21

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A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

How Goldman Sachs made $5 billion by controlling supply and manipulating the aluminum market.

Thursday, July 11

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At Sears, Eddie Lampert's Warring Divisions Model Adds to the Troubles

The story of a risky management style gone bust.

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At Sears, Eddie Lampert's Warring Divisions Model Adds to the Troubles

The story of a risky management style gone bust.

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Special Deal

The shadowy cartel of doctors that control U.S. healthcare.

Tuesday, July 9

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What Is to Be Done About the Banks?

On the dangerous state of U.K. banks—“an existential threat to British democracy, a more serious one than terrorism, either external or internal”—and how it can be fixed.

Friday, July 5

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Where Did the Hockey Millions Go?

How a financial advisor for NHL players may have orchestrated a massive fraud.

Monday, July 1

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Buried Secrets

How a secretive Israel billionaire seized control of an untapped iron ore deposit beneath one of Africa’s poorest countries.