Finance Roundtable

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Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up

July 19, 2015, 9:13 pm, 1511825
 TV personality, author and commentator William D. Cohan is grumpy about a lot of things. There’s the Duke lacrosse scandal, for one, about which he’s just publish a “shocking, thought-provoking new book”—according to the description ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502806

 Former BB&T* CEO John Allison has written a book about, well, about his time at BB&T, during which it grew from $275 million in assets to $152 billion (profitably) and some lessons learned along the way.
 American Banker, one of the publications Warren ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502807
 Well the biggest stock-market levitation act since HP under Mark Hurd is going the way of all levitation acts: IBM is throwing in the towel on its $20 EPS "roadmap" (reportedly mocked as "roadkill" in some internal IBM quarters) and admitting what anybody with a calculator and the ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502808

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502805

IBM trades to highs on activist related speculation  (161.85 +0.95)
—, November 23, 2014
  IBM Chief Counsel: “Ginni?

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502803

 I received for Christmas the least looked-forward-to book I have ever received: John Cleese’s “So, Anyway…”.   Cleese, of course, is a founder of Monty Python, the ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502800
 Tom Prescott announced his retirement last night.   You may not have heard of him, but as CEO of Align Technologies (the inventors of Invisalign “invisible braces”) Prescott helped turn ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502801

Ned Isakoff: “You got me blacklisted from Hop Sing’s?”Delivery Man:  “She named name!”—Seinfeld, “The Race” 

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502802
 The Canadian tar sands have been very good to Clean Harbors, a perennial Wall Street favorite that evolved from a disaster cleanup business (for which the company’s web pages still carry a plug at the bottom: “For 24-Hour Emergency ...

July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502804
2014 Editor’s Note: Well, Michael Bublé’s computer is still releasing holiday songs, which is the worst we can say about this year’s holiday music survey.  The