Al Lewis Archive
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?
Published May 29, 2013
"March Against Monsanto" held protests in 52 countries Saturday, calling attention to alleged dangers of genetically modified foods and a corporation that may have taken its influence too far.
Published May 24, 2013
Financial advisor Charles J. Dushek bagged a 25,000% return in his individual retirement account from 2008 to 2011 despite Wall Street firms and giant banks collapsing, or the unemployment rate rocketing past 10%.
Published May 22, 2013
A Southwestern Law professor says America's boards of directors are transfixed on a myth: They think they are paying their chief executives for performance. They're not.
Published May 17, 2013
An estimated 240,000 water mains break every year in the U.S. There are a handful of publicly traded water companies, and about 30,000 smaller private suppliers forming a highly fragmented industry ripe for consolidation.
Published May 15, 2013
Profitable for 40 straight years, there are plenty of theories as to how Southwest succeeds where most other carriers fail. But CEO Gary Kelly says it comes down to love.