Updated at 8:20 a.m. for news on American Realty Capital Properties filing delay.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Who knew that a billionaire could have such a bad week? Real-estate big shot Nicholas S.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (TheStreet) -- The bar association for lawyers who represent investors in Finra arbitration met in La Quinta, Calif., last week to discuss regulatory trends, litigation tactics and strategies to better protect investors. TheStreet Foundation's Susan Antilla spoke with Joseph Peiffer, incoming president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (Piaba).
INDIANAPOLIS (TheStreet) -- It may be time to ditch this writing gig, because an officer at a Nigerian bank sent an email on Monday ("My Dear Beneficiary!") telling me that a bunch of big shots "at the World Bank in Switzerland" have put aside $45.5 million for me. All I need to do is fill out a few forms and send a $300 check for the shipping of my ATM card, which will let me withdraw "a minimum" of $50,000 a day.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's all about suiting the spin to the audience when you're in the financial industry, and the investment seminar at the Trumbull, Conn. Marriott on a late-spring evening in June had "senior citizen" written all over it.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Could it be that women at Goldman Sachs GS just don't have what it takes to be winners at their "extreme jobs?"
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Despite what you may have read about the Wall Street vampire squid that jams its blood funnel "into anything that smells like money," and with apologies to Matt Taibbi, it turns out the would-be sea monsters at Goldman Sachs Group GS are actually a bunch of sensitive guys.
Even by the Wall Street standards of 20 years ago, the stuff recently revealed in the sex discrimination case brought against Goldman Sachs & Co. by H. Christina Chen-Oster and her co-plaintiffs would have been astonishing.
There are the strip clubs. The guys who organize departmental golf games and don't invite the women. The liberal use of the word "bimbo" to describe Goldman women, many of whom graduate from the same Ivy League schools the men do. And, of course, the very discouraging numbers about pay and promotion.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The notorious penny-stock swindler Meyer Blinder was perched at his desk when I arrived to interview him at his Englewood, Colo., brokerage firm, Blinder, Robinson & Co., on a chilly January afternoon in 1986. Before any opportunity for handshakes or other opening courtesies, he embarked on a rant.