Tag: Wall Street

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The Trader in the Wild

Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm.

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How an Undocumented Immigrant From Mexico Became a Star at Goldman Sachs

Even for a high-powered “A-Type,” living on forged documentation is an endurance test.

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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The $9 Billion Witness

The central witness in “one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history” speaks out.

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

When Carmen Segarra was hired to examine Goldman Sachs for the New York Fed, she bought a small recorder and began taping her meetings. Here is what she found before she was fired.

Listen to the radio version of this story from This American Life.

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The Hedge Fund and the Despot

The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.

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The $13 Billion Mystery Angels

The hedge funders who tried to give away a fortune anonymously.

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The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street

How Brad Katsuyama, a trader at the sleepy Royal Bank of Canada, discovered that the stock market was rigged and assembled a team to change it.

Adapted from Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

The first known infiltration of the finance fraternity Kappa Beta Phi.

Excerpted from Young Money.
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The Mark

On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.

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Marty Sullivan Figured Out How The World's Biggest Companies Avoided Billions In Taxes

A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.

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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.