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Boston Globe could file shutdown notice Monday

Reuters – Talks between The Boston Globe and its unions to prevent the U.S. newspaper from shutting down stopped early Monday morning after a midnight deadline passed, and it was unclear when they would resume. An hour after the midnight […]

In Chrysler Saga, Hedge Funds Cast As Prime Villain

President Obama’s harsh attack on hedge funds he blamed for forcing Chrysler into bankruptcy yesterday sparked cries of protest from the secretive financial firms that hold about $1 billion of the automaker’s debt. Hedge funds and investment managers were irate […]

Unions say they lost $1B

Albany Times Union – A group of upstate unions claims it lost nearly $1 billion in pension and other benefit funds after an investment manager placed the money with Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Now, the unions have filed a […]

Unions sue hedge funds over money lost by Madoff

Las Vegas Sun – Two Las Vegas unions claim to have lost almost $2 million in retirement funds to the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, and have sued the hedge fund in which they had invested that money. The unions — […]

Washington’s reluctant auto bailout

CNNMoney.com – General Motors and Chrysler LLC have about a week or less before they find out if they’ll get the additional help they need from taxpayers, creditors and unions to avoid bankruptcy. What they already know is that any […]

Copycat Selling Maroons Investors as Hedge Funds Cash In

Motley Fool – What does the turmoil in the hedge fund world mean to most investors? Losses and more losses. Over the past few weeks, the forced deleveraging of the industry, combined with redemptions by frantic clients, has led to […]

Spielberg victim of alleged fraud

TheChronicleHerald.ca – The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street’s biggest Ponzi schemes is growing, snaring some of the world’s biggest banking institutions and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous, pensioners and […]

Uma Thurman’s billionaire fiance among A-listers who fell victim to the man who conned the world

Mail on Sunday – From movie director Steven Spielberg to to Uma Thurman’s fiance Arpad Busson, the list of billionaire businessmen and Hollywood A-listers sucked into the world’s biggest financial fraud is growing. Some of the best-known names in banking […]

U.S. hedge funds bleeding, one gone

SF Gate – There probably won’t be many tears for Larkspur’s Copper River Management LLC. The $1 billion hedge fund’s partiality to short selling earned it obloquy, lawsuits and, ultimately, death. No trace of company personnel could be found for […]

Hedge fund pushes Yahoo to sell search unit

San Francisco Chronicle – A major investor called on Yahoo Inc. to sell its search business to Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday, adding to the pressure on the Sunnyvale Web portal to restart talks with its rival. Meanwhile, Yahoo agreed to […]

PureWave Secures 12 Million with help of 4 Venture Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – PureWave Networks Inc. has raised $12 million in Series B funding. ATA Ventures and Leapfrog Ventures were joined by venture funds Allegis Capital and Benhamou Global Ventures. Two new funds, ATA Ventures and Leapfrog Ventures, have […]

Paamco recruits KBC Alpha pan-Asian fund of hedge funds team

Hedge Week.com – Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, an Irvine, California-based fund of hedge funds manager with USD9bn in assets has announced the recruitment of the investment team of KBC Alpha Asset Management, a USD700 million Asia-focused fund of hedge […]

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