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  • Goldman Sachs Shares Sink After It Smashes Earnings Expectations Thanks to Trading Bonanza

    04/17/2018 11:37:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    Goldman Sachs joined a somewhat awkward club Tuesday morning, delivering better-than-expected quarterly earnings only to see its shares sink when the market opened. The Wall Street firm reported earnings of $6.95 per share, compared with analyst expectations of $5.56. This was the third-best earnings-per-share ever for Goldman. Revenue of $10.4 billion topped estimates of 8.54 billion, a 25 percent increase from a year ago. Yet investors were not in the mood to pop champagne corks. Goldman shares fell by 1.6 percent Tuesday morning even as the broader market moved up, with the S&P 500 rising by 1 percent. Year to...
  • SEC Taps Goldman Executive for Enforcement Role

    10/21/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Leisler · 18 replies · 1,209+ views
    WSJ( Americas Paper of Record ) ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2009 | By SARAH N. LYNCH
    WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission tapped Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Adam Storch on Friday to serve as the agency's first-ever chief operating officer of the enforcement division. The new hire represents the latest personnel change at the SEC in its effort to improve its operations following its failure to detect Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. Enforcement Division Director Robert Khuzami created Mr. Storch's position of managing executive as part of the major re-structuring effort he announced earlier this year. Mr. Storch will oversee division operations that include budget, information technology and administrative services. He will also supervise...
  • The Truth About Evan McMullin – And Why I Am So Disappointed in My Mormon Friends

    10/20/2016 11:56:16 AM PDT · by azcap · 40 replies
    The Conservative Path ^ | 10/19/16 | Stacy Stine
    The Truth About Evan McMullin – And Why I Am So Disappointed in My Mormon Friends For Falling For This                 I challenge any Evan McMullin supporter to tell me what they knew about Evan McMullin a year ago. Unless you are one of maybe a hundred people who ran into him at your ward picnic, the answer is nothing. That’s my answer and I am a huge political junkie. To the dismay of my family I can rattle on about all sorts of obscure politicians and behind the scenes players who influence elected politicians, but for the life of...
  • Ted Cruz says Mueller right choice to lead Russia investigation [5-19, 2017]

    03/17/2018 8:35:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    Dallas News ^ | MAY 19, 2017 | Gromer Jeffers Jr., Political Writer Connect with Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday praised the choice of Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into whether President Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections. "I don't think it was necessary to appoint a special counsel," Cruz said. "But the Department of Justice made the decision to do that. If they are going to appoint a special counsel, Bob Mueller is an excellent choice." Cruz said Mueller, a former FBI director with a sterling reputation, would conduct a fair investigation.
  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein to Step Down, Report Says

    03/11/2018 12:27:25 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Fortune, yahoo ^ | 3/09/18 | unstated
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein plans to step down as soon as the end of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported. The investment bank intends to replace Blankfein, 63, with one of its two co-presidents, David Solomon or Harvey Schwartz, the newspaper said Friday, citing people familiar with the matter that it didn’t name. A spokesman for Goldman Sachs didn’t immediately return a call for comment. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-sachs-ceo-lloyd-blankfein-175313395.html
  • Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

    03/06/2018 2:41:22 PM PST · by CaptainK · 107 replies
    New York TImes ^ | 3/6/2018 | KATE KELLY, MAGGIE HABERMAN and PETER BAKER
    ary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday. The officials insisted there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But his decision to leave came after he seemed poised to lose an internal struggle amid a Wild West-style process over Mr. Trump’s plan to impose large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping...
  • Indonesia seize luxury yacht Equanimity sought in 1MDB probe: Police (US DOJ)

    02/28/2018 6:53:29 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 28 February 2018 | Reuter
    Indonesia seize luxury yacht Equanimity sought in 1MDB probe: Police JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia on Wednesday (Feb 28) seized a luxury yacht on the island of Bali sought by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation linked to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). “We have been inspecting the crew since yesterday and now we are taking action since we have received approval from the court to seize the boat,” Agung Setya, director of economic and special crimes at the Indonesia’s criminal investigation bureau, told Metro TV. Television footage in Indonesia...
  • From rival to wingman, Ted Cruz boasts of chumminess with Trump as he stumps for re-election

    02/18/2018 11:05:23 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-18-18 | Dallas Morning News
    SUGAR LAND — One thing Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t doing as he seeks a second term is running away from the president. Despite a checkered history, the Texan boasts about his access and influence on matters ranging from taxes to the Paris Climate Accord. “I spent a lot of time urging President Trump to pull out of that deal,” he recounted. “I spent 45 minutes on Air Force One saying, `Mr. President, this is killing jobs and it’s bad for our economy.'” The day after Trump announced his decision, Cruz continued, “he calls me on my cellphone. He says, 'Well,...
  • SECY HILLARY CO-OPTED STATE DEPT FOR SIL and GOLDMAN SACHS

    02/07/2018 7:32:55 AM PST · by Liz · 17 replies
    breitbar.com ^ | 3/7/16 | STAFF
    On Sept 15, in a telephone call with then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, then-Secy Clinton emphatically portrayed the “stupid, very offensive film” as the root cause of the Benghazi violence. “I have repeatedly, as has the President and other and murder of four Americans officials in our government, deplored not only the content of this stupid, very offensive film… But we have to exercise more self-discipline… otherwise we’ll be in a vicious downward circle against everyone who has ever felt offended, particularly on the internet….” After referring to Benghazi, Secy Clinton’s telephone call with then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr also...
  • A Counterintelligence Timeline With a Bill Priestap and James Comey Reminder…

    12/24/2017 3:32:54 AM PST · by smileyface · 55 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Sundance
    ...On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016. FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so. *Very important detail.* I cannot emphasize this enough. *VERY* important detail. Again, notice how Comey doesn’t use Priestap’s actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch [Prompted]...
  • Goldman Sachs launching trading desk for bitcoin, report says

    12/21/2017 4:15:57 PM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/21/17 | Evelyn Cheng
    Goldman Sachs is planning to get into the business of trading digital currencies such as bitcoin, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter. "In response to client interest in digital currencies, we are exploring how best to serve them," a Goldman spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC about the report. The new trading desk would "make markets" in the cryptocurrencies and is set to get up and running by the end of June, if not earlier, two of the sources said in the report. The bank is still trying to work out security issues on how...
  • Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit ‘criminal prosecution’ if true

    11/13/2017 8:13:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 358 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true,” the Texas Republican told reporters, according to a Texas Tribune reporter. “Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” he added.
  • Has the window already closed for North Texan’s Cruz primary challenge?

    11/13/2017 3:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Establishment Republicans once dreamed of replacing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a less bombastic alternative in 2018. Those dreams now appear out of reach, even as a North Texas Republican with ties to state’s old political guard is on the verge of launching a challenge to the first-term senator. A Fort Worth-based super PAC aimed at replacing Cruz with a Republican in the “leadership style” of President Ronald Reagan has barely raised any money. Its favored candidate, Christian television executive Bruce Jacobson, last week stumbled in the early stages of a possible campaign rollout. And while Cruz, who has more...
  • 'Maybe bitcoin is a kind of a bubble,' Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein says

    11/11/2017 6:49:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cnbc ^ | 11/09/2017
    Bitcoin has soared more than 600 percent this year. On Thursday, the cryptocurrency traded down 3.9 percent at $7,172.80, but remained near a record high. The digital currency has already been embraced by some of Wall Street's most well-known figures, including investing legend Bill Miller. It has been criticized, however, by Blankfein's peers on Wall Street in JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. In September, Dimon referred to bitcoin as a "fraud," adding "it's worse than tulip bulbs. It won't end well." Last month, Fink said bitcoin was an "index of money laundering."
  • Ted Cruz warns of ‘profound damage’ to U.S. economy if Trump kills NAFTA

    10/31/2017 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sign Petition to Arrest Comey · 248 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 10/31/2017 | Daniel Dale
    WASHINGTON—Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz warned Tuesday that the United States would face “massive economic costs” if President Donald Trump killed the North American Free Trade Agreement — but that Trump might go ahead and make that decision. Cruz said “NAFTA has created millions of jobs across the United States,” and he said “Texans believe in international trade.” He expressed concern that Trump, whom he generally supports, would seek to use the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation to reduce trade and erect protectionist barriers rather than to expand trade. Reducing access to the Canadian and Mexican markets, Cruz said, would “do profound...
  • New Texas 130 owners to make $60 million in repairs to bumpy road

    10/10/2017 5:46:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ben Wear
    The southern, privately built section of Texas 130, which has been an obstacle course of bumps and cracks since shortly after its October 2012 opening, will see $60 million of pavement repairs over the next year in 35 spots between Mustang Ridge and Seguin. Crews in many cases will be removing five feet or more of the road’s “sub-base,” the treated and compacted soil layers that underlie the highway’s asphalt driving surface, replacing it with soil with different, stronger properties, and then repaving those rehabilitated sections. Some repairs will also include installation of impermeable layers of soil alongside the road...
  • Gary Cohn can be easily replaced if he leaves Washington

    09/10/2017 2:30:47 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2017 | Jonathon Trugman
    Let me start by acknowledging the outstanding job National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn’s team has done swaying the media into thinking Armageddon would occur if he left the White House. I get that Cohn was a respected trader on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs. However, Goldman generally mints exceptional talent. To think there is no one else who can steer this economy is sheer folly. There are numerous talents that come out of Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan who would be very well-suited to run the National Economic Council or the Federal Reserve. So if it...
  • Cruz Offers an Imperfect Healthcare Compromise that Just Might Work

    07/13/2017 11:45:44 AM PDT · by ckinv368 · 55 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 7-13-2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    For months now, the country has waited with interminable patience to see what the Trump Administration would do with healthcare policy. Few believed the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—was ever a perfect solution, and Republicans spent 7 years campaigning on its immediate repeal. But even though several healthcare exchanges are collapsing and millions around the country are in danger of losing healthcare services provided by Obamacare, Republicans have had a difficult time figuring out how to go from the party of “no Obamacare” to the party of healthcare solutions. After much wrangling, the House eventually passed a bill that was imperfect in...
  • Cruz supports new ObamaCare replacement bill

    07/13/2017 10:54:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/17 01:20 PM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will support the new version of the GOP ObamaCare replacement bill, a major boost for the measure's chances of passage in the upper chamber. "If this is the bill, I will support this bill," Cruz told reporters Thursday after a meeting of GOP senators. "Now, if it’s amended and we lose the protections that lower premiums my view could well change." An amendment from Cruz to allow insurers to offer plans that do not meet ObamaCare requirements was included in the new bill in a key move to win his support.
  • Even Trump Can't Make Goldman Sachs Popular

    06/30/2017 5:00:25 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | June 28, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Having pulled off the monumental achievement of getting elected with zero help from Wall Street, President Trump is at risk of throwing it all away. He seems to be turning his White House over not only to liberal Democrats, but to the very type of liberal Democrats he railed against on the campaign trail. It's like voluntarily getting an AIDS transfusion. Until Trump, voters had two choices: A Republican beholden to Wall Street or a Democrat beholden to Wall Street. But Wall Street despised Trump, and he despised them. This allowed him the luxury of denouncing both Ted Cruz and...