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Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller. “One of the ways you can test Markopolos’ bonafides, however, is the fact that the SEC has a whistleblower
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The allegations by Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos of a $38 billion fraud at General Electric are “at best disingenuous” and “at worst highly inaccurate,” according to Nick Heymann, co-group head of global industrial infrastructure at the William Blair financial services firm. “You got the stock on sale yesterday for absolutely no basis. This is why
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President Donald Trump held a conference call with the CEOs of the three biggest U.S. banks as the stock market plunged Wednesday. Trump held the call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America‘s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup‘s Michael Corbat, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in
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Getty Images Investment giant BlackRock just became the largest stakeholder of Sports Illustrated’s parent company. BlackRock bought roughly a 30% stake in Authentic Brands Group for $875 million, the company’s chief executive officer Jamie Salter CNBC’s Brian Sullivan in a phone interview on Sunday. The deal values the brand management company around $4 billion to
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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said Beijing plans to devalue its currency — and if it does, the U.S. will respond forcefully. “They’re going to and we’re going to take strong action against them,” Navarro told CNBC’s “Closing Bell”
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Investor Steve Eisman is predicting bad things ahead for anyone betting on online real estate site Zillow, which has been trying to expand its operations but faces a stiff challenge. The managing director and senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman has been shorting Zillow for some time, and explained to CNBC in an interview Thursday that the
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The surprise tariffs President Donald Trump announced Thursday against $300 billion or so of Chinese goods takes the trade dispute between the two countries to a new level, even though in dollar terms it doesn’t amount to a whole lot. The president’s announcement jolted markets, which had bounced back sharply off Wednesday’s disappointing Fed rate
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