Tag: Wall Street

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Inside Job

How Raj Rajaratnam and a McKinsey chairman made millions off a maid.


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.


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.


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.


The $9 Billion Witness

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


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.


The Hedge Fund and the Despot

The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.


The $13 Billion Mystery Angels

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


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.


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.

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.


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.