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  • Who are the villains of the mortgage mess?

    Who are the villains of the mortgage mess?
    Today's question: Who've been the real heroes and villains in Congress when it comes to housing policy? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed whether Washington should give tax breaks to homeowners. De-regulators brought us the meltdown Point:...
  • Hal Gaba dies at 63; chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group

    Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63. Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
  • Bruce Wasserstein dies at 61; prominent Wall Street deal maker

    Bruce Wasserstein dies at 61; prominent Wall Street deal maker
    Bruce Wasserstein, chief executive of investment bank Lazard Ltd. and a prominent Wall Street deal maker, died Wednesday after being hospitalized earlier this week with an irregular heartbeat, a company spokeswoman said. He was 61. In a statement...
  • L.A. investment bank Imperial Capital postpones IPO as investors balk

     
    Wall Street’s hope for a revival of the initial public stock offering business this year has been quashed by fading investor interest in new deals. The latest casualty: Century City-based boutique investment bank Imperial Capital Group, which on...
  • Where have all the bankers gone?

     
    The social networking site LinkedIn has done some neat analysis of where all the bankers went when Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch got in trouble during the financial crisis. The results are unexpected. Although investment bank Bear...
  • Wall Street Roundup: Bank reform fight. Good economic numbers

     
    JPMorgan profits up. JPMorgan Chase & Co., the first of the large banks to report first-quarter profits, announced increased profits thanks to its investment bank and an improving picture for consumers. Retail sales rise. Retail sales rose 1.6% from...
  • Green-tech mergers, acquisitions and capital raises fell in 2009

     
    The number and value of green-tech mergers, acquisitions and capital raises in the U.S. dropped in 2009, according to a new report. Overall, there were 248 deals -- 188 capital raises and 60 acquisitions -- worth a total of $9.5......
  • Seven 2009 memories sure to stay with you, like it or not

     
    A spectacular market crash, a dramatic rebound, a financial system and economy pulled back from the brink of collapse -- who writes this stuff, Hollywood? The most emotionally riveting reality TV of 2009 was what emanated regularly from Wall Street......
  • Why investors are balking at IPOs of new vulture mortgage funds

     
    Tom Barrack is considered one of the savviest commercial real estate investors of the last 20 years. But his bid to lure public investors to join with him fell far short Wednesday. Barrack, the 62-year-old founder of L.A.-based real estate......
  • L.A. investment bank Imperial Capital seeks IPO

     
    Boutique L.A. investment banking firm Imperial Capital Group Inc. filed Wednesday to go public, hoping to tap investors’ improved appetite for new stock issues. In a preliminary prospectus, the Century City firm proposed to raise as much as $150...
  • Come for brunch. Bring billions.

    Come for brunch. Bring billions.
    The Internet bubble of the late 1990s ended with a painful pop. When today's young entrepreneurs get together, the only bubbles they see are in their mimosas. Even as the rest of the business world frets about the gloomy economy, Silicon Valley is living...