Al Lewis Archive
Published July 31, 2013
Imagine a world in which insider trading is legal. The rules would be well-understood: Whoever gets the best information wins.
Published July 24, 2013
Daryl Oster has a dream: To create space-like travel on Earth -- traveling from New York to LA in 45 minutes.
Published July 12, 2013
The SEC voted to lift an 80-year ban on hedge fund adverting, leaving some money managers to wonder, how do I advertise my hedge fund?
Published July 03, 2013
Steinway Musical Instruments Inc., the 160-year-old piano maker going private in a $438 million deal with Kohlberg & Co., still faces daunting competition from...itself.
Published June 21, 2013
Ratings companies were a leading cause of the 2008 financial crisis, yet five years later, they still can cop a guilt-free plea. That's why another financial crisis surely will happen again.
Published June 19, 2013
Several former Bank of America employees filed declarations in a federal court last week claiming the mortgage lender told them to lie to customers seeking loan modifications. The bank fired back, essentially calling them the liars.
Published June 12, 2013
Superman and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: Both calm in the face of global disasters. Both occasionally said to be from other planets. They have more in common than you might think.
Published June 07, 2013
Egghead, once the nation's largest software retailer went bankrupt in 2001, and Amazon picked up the pieces. Until Monday, its stock is still traded -- with a 52-week high of 34 cents a share.
Published June 06, 2013
Piece by tiny piece, Thomas Gayner is building the next Berkshire Hathaway. He's the CIO and one of three presidents, of a company that you may not have heard about, Markel Corp.
Published May 31, 2013
Nobody goes cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Alpha-Bits don't teach kids how to spell. So why would anyone believe Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats would improve the very limited attention spans of their sugar-addled children?