HBO turns fiscal crisis into thriller with ‘Too Big to Fail’
“Too Big to Fail,” HBO’s adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book airing Monday, has a lot going for it, including one great performance after another from an A-list cast, crisp direction by Curtis Hanson and the sweeping theme of pulling the nation’s economy back from total collapse. [...] if these institutions were allowed to collapse, it would not only imperil the nation’s economy but have … Read more on Albany Times Union
The Forbes Celebrity 100: The Richest and the Most Entrepreneurial
Note: This is the In Brief item I wrote for the June 6 ??issue of Forbes featuring the 100 top-earni Read more on Forbes
Can You Amass a Fortune With These Stocks?
You don’t need a million to make millions, just follow this simple plan. Read more on The Motley Fool
How The Rich Got Richer
The past year was very good to some of the richest people in the world. Many of the globe’s wealthiest saw their net worth increase through entrepreneurship, investing, inheritances and other business endeavors. These individuals wisely put their money to good use and reaped the rewards of their wise stewardship in 2011. Let’s take a look at how the world’s richest people got a little richer … Read more on Forbes
5 banks fail in Fla., Ga., Mich.; makes 39 in ’11
Regulators on Friday shut down banks in Florida, Georgia and Michigan, a total of five closures that lifted the number of U.S. bank failures this year to 39. Read more on Omaha World-Herald
US Airways CEO’s pay package rises to .8 million
The head of U.S. Airways Group Inc. saw his compensation rise 7 percent to $ 2.8 million last year, according to an Associated Press calculation from the company’s proxy statement, as it logged its first profitable year since 2007. Read more on Omaha World-Herald
Earnings Preview: Pfizer reports on first quarter
Pfizer Inc., which reports first-quarter results before the stock market opens Tuesday, likely will focus on a recent acquisition, promising data on some experimental drugs and efforts to improve its business portfolio under CEO… Read more on Omaha World-Herald
Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of bailout buffets for Too Big to Fail banks; selling complexity to very profitable unsophisticated investors; how the IMF is there to help Greece albeit in a Dr. Kevorkian kind of way. In the second half of the show, Max interviews economist Max Fraad Wolff about US government debt.