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DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: Congress Takes Fresh Look at MF Global

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 TOP STORY Congress Takes Fresh Look at MF Global A Congressional panel is continuing the examination of the collapse of MF Global and the firm's misuse of customer money, as lawmakers seek to find ways to prevent a repeat of the financial debacle. DEALBOOK » Freeh Responds to Furor Over MF Global Bonuses Louis J. Freeh, the trustee overseeing the MF Global bankruptcy, spent a lot of time on Tuesday talking about bonuses in his first appearance before Congress to discuss the collapse of the brokerage. DEALBOOK » MF Global Hearing Addresses Recovery of Missing Client Money Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, asked James W. Giddens pointed questions about efforts to recover missing money for MF Global customers. DEALBOOK » Senator Shelby Takes Aim at Regulatory 'Failure' in MF Global Hearing Senator Richard Shelby took aim at regulators on Tuesday in his opening st

DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: European Bank Shares Take a Nosedive

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 TOP STORY European Bank Shares Take a Nosedive   Shares in some of the Europe's largest financial institutions fell as much as 8 percent on Tuesday as fears about the debt crisis re-emerged. DEALBOOK » DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS Credit Suisse Hires Veteran Tech Banker From Merrill   Credit Suisse has hired Chris Gaertner from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a high-ranking technology banker, the firm said in a memo obtained by DealBook. DEALBOOK » A Goldman Co-Head of Global Mergers to Step Down   Yoël Zaoui, one of Goldman Sachs's most senior deal makers, is the latest executive to leave the firm and its partnership. DEALBOOK » White Collar Watch: A Roadblock to Recovering Money for Madoff's Victims   Peter J. Henning says that most investors lose almost all of their money once a Ponzi scheme collapses, and the trustees appointed to clean up the mess try to find any deep pocket available to recover something. Unfortunat

DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: BATS Trading Off to a Shaky Start

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Friday, March 23, 2012 TOP STORY BATS Trading Off to a Shaky Start Trading in shares of the country's third-largest exchange, which opened below the offering price of $16, was halted on Friday when a systems problem emerged. DEALBOOK » DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS Will Geithner or Paulson Occupy Dartmouth? Now that there may be an opening for the presidency of Dartmouth, two of its most famous alumni who often appear in the news could make interesting candidates for the post -- Timothy F. Geithner and Henry M. Paulson Jr. DEALBOOK » Pengrowth Energy to Buy NAL Energy Pengrowth Energy, a producer of oil and natural gas, said it would acquire NAL Energy, a smaller competitor based in Calgary, Alberta, in an all-stock transaction valued at $1.3 Canadian dollars. DEALBOOK » Sealy Challenges Activist Investor Sealy is striking back against H Partners, a top investor that is pushing to remake the company's board, calling the hed

DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: After Deal Talks Sputter, Alibaba and Yahoo Said to Meet Again

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 TOP STORY After Deal Talks Sputter, Alibaba and Yahoo Said to Meet Again Alibaba's chief financial officer, Joe Tsai, is said to have flown to Silicon Valley last week to meet with Yahoo's chief executive, Scott Thompson, for informal sessions that could revive deal negotiations between the two companies. DEALBOOK »   For the latest updates, go to dealbook.nytimes.com » ADVERTISEMENT DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS Glencore to Buy Viterra of Canada for $6.2 Billion As part of the deal, a partnership of Agrium and Richardson International will buy some of Viterra's assets for 2.6 billion Canadian dollars. DEALBOOK » European Banks Would Have Passed Fed's Stress Test Analysts at Barclays ran the numbers to figure out whether European banks would have passed the Fed's most recent test. DEALBOOK » Deal Professor: The Case Against Staggered Boards Steven M. Davidoff says that

DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: n Greek Crisis, a Little-Known Adviser With Outsize Influence

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Parallels Desktop Upgrade to Windows 7 Monday, March 19, 2012 TOP STORY In Greek Crisis, a Little-Known Adviser With Outsize Influence BlackRock is helping to determine how much capital Greece's banks will need to raise in the coming months, a crucial step as Greece tries to fix its banking industry and its broader economy, but a risky one. DEALBOOK » | Payout on Greek Credit Swaps Is Set The payout on credit default swaps linked to Greece's government bonds was determined on Monday, resolving one of the crucial subplots of the European debt crisis. DEALBOOK » DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS Viterra Says It Is in Exclusive Talks on a Sale While it did not name the likely purchaser, there is widespread speculation that it is Glencore International in a consortium with two Canadian firms, Agrium and Richardson International. DEALBOOK » Arcapita, a Bahraini Investment Firm, Files for Bankruptcy The $7.4 billion investmen