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How to Advertise Your Hedge Fund

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?

The Music Never Stops for Steinway

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.

No Admission. No Denial. No Justice.

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.

Man of Steel vs. Ben Bernanke

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.

A Penny For Your Stock

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.

Baby Berkshire Growing Up Right

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.

The Kellogg Co. Meets Mr. Blood

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?