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  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • Wall Street Pays Bankers To Work in Government and It Doesn't Want Anyone to Know

    02/12/2015 2:19:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    New Republic ^ | 04 February 2015 | David Dayen
    Citigroup is one of three Wall Street banks attempting to keep hidden their practice of paying executives multimillion-dollar awards for entering government service. In letters delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last month, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley seek exemption from a shareholder proposal, filed by the AFL-CIO labor coalition, which would force them to identify all executives eligible for these financial rewards, and the specific dollar amounts at stake. Critics argue these "golden parachutes" ensure more financial insiders in policy positions and favorable treatment toward Wall Street.''
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Morgan Stanley and New York Life Sponsor HAMAS-tied CAIR Banquet

    04/21/2014 6:43:59 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 21 April 14 | Unknown
    Morgan Stanley and New York Life recently sponsored a banquet held by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history. In that trial, CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and an affiliate of HAMAS. In addition, in 2008, the FBI broke off relations with CAIR due to its ties to HAMAS, an officially-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).
  • The Farce Is Complete: Blythe Masters Joining CFTC

    02/06/2014 5:20:36 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-6-14 | Tyler Durden
    We thought today's newsflow and "market action" ranked pretty high on the absurd surrealism scale. And then we saw this. BLYTHE MASTERS TO JOIN CFTC GLOBAL MARKETS COMMITTEE JPMORGAN’S BLYTHE MASTERS TO JOIN CFTC ADVISORY COMMITTEE CFTC SPOKESMAN COMMENTS ON BLYTHE MASTERS JOINING COMMITTEE That's right - you read it correct: "Blythe Masters, head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s commodities division, is joining an advisory committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Steve Adamske, a spokesman for the regulator. Masters, 44, was invited by acting Chairman Mark Wetjen to sit on a global markets committee at the Washington-based...
  • Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks Falls To All-Time Record Low

    12/07/2013 10:37:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 12/06/2013 | Michael Snyder
    <p>The too big to fail banks have a larger share of the U.S. banking industry than they have ever had before. So if having banks that were too big to fail was a "problem" back in 2008, what is it today? As you will read about below, the total number of banks in the United States has fallen to a brand new all-time record low and that means that the health of the too big to fail banks is now more critical to our economy than ever. In 1985, there were more than 18,000 banks in the United States. Today, there are only 6,891 left, and that number continues to drop every single year. That means that more than 10,000 U.S. banks have gone out of existence since 1985. Meanwhile, the too big to fail banks just keep on getting even bigger. In fact, the six largest banks in the United States (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) have collectively gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years. If even one of those banks collapses, it would be absolutely crippling to the U.S. economy. If several of them were to collapse at the same time, it could potentially plunge us into an economic depression unlike anything that this nation has ever seen before.</p>
  • Morgan Stanley says internet companies overvalued, lowers view

    11/11/2013 3:50:01 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    Global Post ^ | November 11, 2013 18:02 | Thomson Reuters
    Morgan Stanley lowered its industry view on internet stocks to "in-line" from "attractive," saying growth in the sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations. Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year, and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data. Google Inc's shares have risen 56 percent in the same period and trade almost 20 times earnings, data showed. Morgan Stanley analysts said the rise in the valuation of internet stocks has been due to investors looking at the total addressable market (TAM) opportunity with minimal...
  • Judge dismisses some negligent claims vs Morgan Stanley

    03/07/2013 12:48:24 PM PST · by mgist · 9 replies
    News & Insight ^ | By Bernard Vaughan | Bernard Vaughan
    Judge dismisses some negligent claims vs Morgan Stanley By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley won a dismissal of some negligent misrepresentation claims in a lawsuit over its role in the failed Cheyne structured investment vehicle. The plaintiffs, including N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd, invested in the Cheyne SIV and are seeking to recover losses from the liquidation of notes it issued between October 2004 and October 2007. The plaintiffs initiated the lawsuit in 2008 against numerous defendants, including Morgan Stanley and ratings agencies Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's. They accused Morgan Stanley specifically of breaches...
  • The Bloodbath At Morgan Stanley Is Supposed To Start Today (1,600 to be axed)

    01/14/2013 8:13:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/14/2013 | Julia La Roche
    Last week, it was reported that Morgan Stanley would ax 1,600 jobs, or about 6 percent of the global institutional securities group, Bloomberg News reports. The latest round of reductions are expected to begin today and continue into the coming weeks. According to Bloomberg News, half of those cuts are expected to be here in the U.S. The bank is also expected to eliminate about 15% of the i-banking positions in Asia, Bloomberg reports. Meanwhile, Fox Business reports that the Dubai office's equities division will be hit, too. Layoffs have been hitting a bunch of the big Wall Street banks....
  • Morgan Stanley Plans To Lay Off 1,600 Employees

    01/09/2013 10:20:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Value Walk ^ | January 9, 2013 | Marie Cabural
    Morgan Stanley will cut its workforce by 1,600 in the coming weeks. The job cuts will affect all levels of employees in its investment banking and trading unit in both its United States and international divisions, according to a source. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), one of the leading banks in the United States plans to cut the number of its employees within its investment banking and trading division by 6 percent or 1,600 in the next few weeks, according to report from Bloomberg, citing an unidentified source familiar with the issue. According to the source, 50 percent of the workforce reduction...
  • NIRP: The Financial System’s Death Knell?

    08/22/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 08/22/2012 17:49 -0400 | Eric Sprott
    On July 18th, 2012, the German government sold US$5.13 billion worth of 2-year bonds at an average yield of -0.06%. Please note the negative symbol in front of that yield number. What this means is that the German government was able to borrow money for less than nothing. When those specific bonds expire in two years’ time, the German government will pay back the original $5.13 billion minus 0.06%. Expressed another way, investors knowingly and willingly bid the German government $5.13 billion in exchange for bonds that will pay no interest and are guaranteed to lose them money on expiration.1...
  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB): Milberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Facebook, Inc.

    05/30/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://meshpress.com ^ | 05-30-12 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 (MeshPress) — Milberg LLP announces that class action lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) FB -2.29% common stock pursuant to the Company’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering (the “IPO”). Actions were also filed in the Northern District of California. The complaints charge Facebook, certain of its officers and directors, and underwriters of the IPO with violations of the Securities Act of 1933. The actions allege that the Registration Statement and Prospectus issued with the IPO were...
  • Senate panel to launch review of Facebook IPO

    05/23/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | AP via Foxnews
    A Senate panel is reviewing Facebook's high-profile stock offering last week amid allegations that the bank handling the IPO may have provided select clients with a negative assessment of the company. A Democratic aide to the Senate Banking Committee says the panel wants to learn more about the initial public offering. The committee seeks briefings with representatives of Facebook, regulatory agencies and others. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the committee's planned inquiry hasn't been publicly announced. Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for the IPO, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative view of...
  • Investors File Suit Against Facebook, Underwriters

    05/23/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Investors File Suit Against Facebook, Underwriters By DAVID BENOIT Three Facebook Inc. investors filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, alleging the company and its underwriters failed to properly disclose changes to analysts' forecasts made at the underwriting banks. The suit follows reports that analysts at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut their revenue forecasts on Facebook amid the investor roadshow, a change that wasn't widely disseminated. Late Tuesday, Massachusetts sent a subpoena to Morgan Stanley following the reports. Several other plaintiffs' lawyers have said they filed suits over the offering in other courts throughout the...
  • Exclusive: Massachusetts subpoenas Morgan Stanley for Facebook

    05/22/2012 3:45:21 PM PDT · by library user · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2012 | Staff
    EXCERPT (Reuters) - Massachusetts Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin has issued a subpoena to Morgan Stanley over an analyst's discussions with investors on Facebook "The Securities Division has put out a subpoena to Morgan Stanley in connection with the analyst's discussion with certain institutional investors about the revenue prospects for Facebook," a spokesman for Galvin's office said on Tuesday. "Morgan Stanley followed the same procedures for the Facebook offering that it follows for all IPOs. These procedures are in compliance with all applicable regulations," a Morgan Stanley spokesman wrote in an e-mailed statement. **snip** As of Monday afternoon, some customers...
  • Morgan Stanley’s $2.4 billion Facebook short

    05/22/2012 4:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/22/2012 | Felix Salmon
    Matt Levine had a very wonky post on Friday afternoon about the dynamics of the Facebook IPO in general and of the very misunderstood greenshoe option in particular. Now that we’ve all had a nice relaxing weekend, it’s maybe worth revisiting that greenshoe, because it’s actually possible, given Facebook’s tumbling share price today, that Morgan Stanley will make a substantial amount of money on it. First, it’s worth explaining how the greenshoe option is meant to work. In the IPO, the underwriting banks — there were lots of them, but let’s just call them all “Morgan Stanley”, for simplicity’s sake...
  • Morgan Stanley Joins Citigroup, Bank of America in the Doghouse

    05/09/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Street ^ | 05/09/2012 | Dan Freed
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Morgan Stanley (MS) shares have had a rough 2012, underperforming those of major competitors by so large a margin that the bank is now lagging even perennial post-crisis losers Citigroup(C) and Bank of America(BAC) according to certain metrics. Morgan Stanley shares have risen just 4.69% through Tuesday, well behind Citigroup, the next-worst performer among the largest six U.S. banks with gains of more than 19% so far in 2012. Bank of America, still the top performer in 2012 despite having lost more than 15% in the past month, has seen its shares rise more than 40%...
  • Banker in alleged NYC cabby stab pleads not guilty

    03/12/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by Makana · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11:14 AM, March 9, 2012 | KEVIN SHEEHAN
    The investment banker, accused of stiffing a New York cabbie and then stabbing him in a potential hate crime, pleaded not guilty in a Connecticut courtroom this morning. William Bryan Jennings, a Morgan Stanley bigwig who earns $2 million a year, didn’t say a word as defense lawyer Eugene Riccio raced to the defense bar, entered the not guilty plea and set his client’s next court date for April 12. Jennings, sporting a misplaced smirk on his mug throughout this morning’s appearance, and Riccio then briskly walked to the lawyer’s blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and roared out of the...
  • Moody's Warns 17 Banks of Downgrade — Credit Suisse, UBS And Morgan Stanley Could Fall 3 Levels

    02/16/2012 9:04:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2012 | Sam Ro
    Moody's announced that it may soon downgrade the long-term credit ratings of 17 of the largest banks in the world. "Capital markets firms are confronting evolving challenges, such as more fragile funding conditions, wider credit spreads, increased regulatory burdens and more difficult operating conditions," wrote the credit ratings agency in a statement. "These difficulties, together with inherent vulnerabilities such as confidence-sensitivity, interconnectedness, and opacity of risk, have diminished the longer term profitability and growth prospects of these firms." Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS could be downgraded by up to three notches. Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank,...
  • 580 Morgan Stanley Soon To Be Former-Employees Learn They're Redundant Courtesy Of The Dept Of Labor

    12/28/2011 9:14:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/28/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Previously it was Credit Suisse and Citigroup. Now it is Morgan Stanley's turn, as 580 employees in the firm's three New York office learn they are about to get the boot courtesy not of the HR department but the DOL's WARN website, which just happens to be the best real-time indicator for observing the transition of the soon to be former 1% into the 99%.From WARN: Date of Notice:  12/27/2011 Control Number: 2011-0193 Rapid Response Specialist:  Linda Foehr Reason Stated for Filing:  Plant Layoffs Company:  Morgan Stanley (Various NYC sites)1221 Avenue of AmericasNew York, NY  10020 County:  New York | WIB Name: NEW YORK...
  • Morgan Stanley to cut 1,600 jobs

    12/15/2011 9:05:45 AM PST · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/15/2011 | Lauren Tara LaCapra
    (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley will cut 1,600 employees in the first quarter, the bank said on Thursday, as it trims costs in a difficult period for trading and banking revenue. The job cuts will come across all staff levels and geographic areas, spokesman Mark Lake said, including investment banking, trading and back-office functions. Morgan Stanley is one of the last big Wall Street banks to announce major job cuts as analysts have begun slashing fourth-quarter earnings estimates. Other banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc , JPMorgan Chase & Co , Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc have already outlined...
  • A family remembers: Hero of 9/11 gave life to save thousands

    09/10/2011 4:12:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    He's been called a "prophet" for being so ready for the attacks, "the Man Who Predicted 9/11" in a History Channel special, and a true American hero by countless others. As tragic as the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was, the sky-blue day still held unexpected miracles, and Richard "Rick" Rescorla was at the center of one of the greatest -- the evacuation of financial-services behemoth Morgan Stanley. Rescorla , a 62-year-old retired and decorated U.S. Army colonel, had focused on security at the World Trade Center for years. Prior to the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993,...
  • More Wall St. Bloodbath: Morgan Stanley To Lay Off 20% Of Managing Directors By Year End

    08/08/2011 8:06:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/08/2011 | Courtney Comstock
    A well-placed source close to the firm tells us that Morgan Stanley will have to fire 20% of the managing directors in research by the end of the year. Morgan Stanley names around 210 - 240 new managing directors per year, and in 2006, a research paper by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business estimated that Morgan Stanley employed around 780 managing directors, only 10-15% of which are probably in research, to give you a rough idea of how many managing directors will lay off this year. We've emailed Morgan Stanley PR and have not heard back yet....
  • Too Big To Fail?: 10 Banks Own 77 Percent Of All U.S. Banking Assets

    07/18/2011 2:47:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | July 18, 2011 | Staff
    Back during the financial crisis of 2008, the American people were told that the largest banks in the United States were "too big to fail" and that was why it was necessary for the federal government to step in and bail them out. The idea was that if several of our biggest banks collapsed at the same time the financial system would not be strong enough to keep things going and economic activity all across America would simply come to a standstill. Congress was told that if the "too big to fail" banks did not receive bailouts that there would...
  • WOW: Morgan Stanley "Running Layoff Scenarios Into Several Thousand"

    07/13/2011 3:09:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2011 | katya Wachtel
    Layoffs across Wall Street started in June and have continued through the summer. Morgan Stanley already begun reducing headcount in its brokerage. But it looks like things are about to get much worse. "The firm is “running layoff scenarios into several thousand folks,” said one person with direct knowledge of the matter" to Charlie Gasparino at Fox Business News. In June, Morgan Stanley's CFO, Ruth Porat, hinted there would be significant cuts coming to the bank's Smith Barney brokerage unit.
  • Banks to Pay $22 Mil for Military Foreclosure Errors

    05/28/2011 9:34:27 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    Bank of America and Morgan Stanley have agreed to pay more than $22 million combined to settle federal civil charges on improperly foreclosing on military personnel, The Associated Press reports. The latest home or commercial real estate news Sample Between 2006 and 2009, the mortgage lenders foreclosed on 178 military members in 22 states without getting court approval. The military members affected will each receive $125,562, on average. The banks will also continue to investigate whether improper foreclosures occurred in 2009 through 2010.
  • Morgan Stanley fund fails to repay $3.3 bln debt on Tokyo property

    04/15/2011 5:42:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | Junko Fujita
    A Morgan Stanley property fund failed to make $3.3 billion in debt payments by a deadline on Friday, handing over the keys to a central Tokyo office building to Blackstone and other investors, the largest repayment failure of its kind in Japan. It marks the latest fallout from a series of highly leveraged investments by Morgan Stanley , one of the most aggressive investors in worldwide property markets before the global financial crisis. .. This is the largest repayment failure of debt packaged in CMBS in Japan
  • U.S. Inquiry on Military Family Foreclosures

    03/11/2011 11:15:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2011 | DIANA B. HENRIQUES
    The Justice Department is investigating allegations that a mortgage subsidiary of Morgan Stanley foreclosed on almost two dozen military families from 2006 to 2008 in violation of a longstanding law aimed at preventing such action. A department spokeswoman confirmed on Friday that the Morgan Stanley unit, Saxon Mortgage Services, is one of several mortgage and lending companies being investigated by its civil rights division. The inquiry is focused on possible violations of a federal law that bars lenders from foreclosing on active-duty service members without a court hearing. Mark Lake, a Morgan Stanley spokesman, declined on Friday to comment on...
  • Two Banks Gain Access Within China(JP Morgan Chase & Morgan Stanley)

    01/07/2011 4:39:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 01/07/11 | ALISON TUDOR And PETER STEIN
    Two Banks Gain Access Within China By ALISON TUDOR And PETER STEIN HONG KONG—J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley have both won approval for securities joint ventures in mainland China, the first U.S. firms to gain such access in six years. The new ventures will allow the two Wall Street banks to underwrite stocks and bonds in mainland China. Like other international investment banks, both firms can already underwrite deals for Chinese companies in Hong Kong, New York and other markets. The approvals, announced by China's securities regulator, are the first for any U.S. banks in China since...
  • Fed Opens Books, Revealing European Megabanks Were Biggest Beneficiaries (Details you should see)

    12/02/2010 9:30:51 AM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies
    Huffingtonpost.com ^ | 12/1/2010 | Marcus Baram
    NEW YORK -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reluctantly opened the books on its monumental campaign to save the financial system in the midst of the recent crisis, revealing how it distributed some $3.3 trillion in relief. The data revealed that the Fed's aid was scattered much more widely than previously understood. Two European megabanks -- Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse -- were the largest beneficiaries of the Fed's purchase of mortgage-backed securities. The Fed's dollars also flowed to major American companies that are not financial players, including McDonald's and Harley-Davidson, through unsecured short-term loans. The measure, initiated in Jan....
  • Is Anything Real? Trillions in Secret Fed Payments Revealed

    12/02/2010 4:08:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/2/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back, audio sound bite-wise, to me on my program, this program. This is March 12th of this year... RUSH ARCHIVE: The TARP money was not used for its original purpose. There's something else out there, Jordan, you need to know. The Federal Reserve, before the TARP bailout, made loans totaling $2 trillion and they will not tell us to whom. We don't know who got the money. Whether the Fed loans it or the government prints it, it's our money. So you can talk about the $700 billion TARP. You can talk about the $787...
  • Alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony -(Morgan Stanley wealth manager.)

    11/10/2010 7:47:36 PM PST · by enduserindy · 17 replies
    Daily Vail ^ | Thursday, November 4, 2010 | Randy Wyrick
    "EAGLE, Colorado — A financial manager for wealthy clients will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because it could jeopardize his job, prosecutors said Thursday."
  • Wall Street mogul picked for State Department post--Nides raised Clinton cash

    10/20/2010 5:03:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Jim McElhatton
    President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of state has earned more than $8 million in salary and bonuses since January 2009 as an executive at a Wall Street bank that received a federal bailout. Thomas R. Nides, a six-figure fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 2008 presidential run, disclosed his compensation from Morgan Stanley in a recent filing with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. Mr. Nides, the company's chief operating officer, also said he remains eligible for additional bonus money at Morgan Stanley, which repaid its share of the federal bailout last year. As deputy secretary of state...
  • Sharia finance “Jihad with money” and American banks are helping our enemies

    09/26/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    “I like to call it JIHAD with money because God has ordered us to fight our enemies with our lives and our money,” Sheik Yousuf al-Qaradawi is quoted as saying in the video produced by www.actforamerica.org Shocking evidence is surfacing which points to an ever deepening involvement of U.S. financial institutions in the Shariah Islamic Financial Initiative warns Shariah financial expert Joy Brighton in an important youtube.video every America should view. “Islam, as we know, is part of America” President Barack Obama told his approving audience at the recent White House Ramadan dinner. Brighton tells audiences, “We are selling our...
  • Ask Not Whether Governments Will Default, but How [Morgan Stanley]

    09/21/2010 7:30:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Safe Haven ^ | Mon, Sep 20, 2010 | By: John Mauldin
    As I am traveling in Europe for a few more days, it seems appropriate to review the very fascinating work of Arnuad Mares of Morgan Stanley in London. He poses the very provocative question: "Ask Not Whether Governments Will Default, but How?" and comes up with some very interesting statistics. He suggests that simply looking at debt to GDP misses the point and offers four other ways we should also evaluate sovereign debt risk. This is a very worthy contribution to Outside the Box. The question I get over and over as I travel and present my thoughts is "When...
  • Regulators shut big Chicago-based bank ["a big community bank... known for its social activism"]

    08/20/2010 5:20:54 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | August 20, 2010 | Marcy Gordon
    Regulators on Friday shut down a big community bank based in Chicago that has been known for its social activism but racked by financial troubles in recent months. It was the 114th U.S. bank to fail this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over ShoreBank, with $2.16 billion in assets and $1.54 billion in deposits. Urban Partnership Bank, a new institution comprised of several big Wall Street banks and a private foundation, agreed to assume ShoreBank's deposits and nearly all its assets... In an unusual move, the FDIC allowed some of ShoreBank's executives to continue running the restructured bank......
  • Irish Nuns Sue Morgan Stanley over Bond Deal

    08/15/2010 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Chunga85 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/12/2010 | Patrick Allen CNBC Senior News Editor
    A group of nuns from Ireland are suing Morgan Stanley, alleging improper actions by the investment bank that led them to lose at least 5 million euros ($6.4 million), about 80 percent of their total investment, a filing by Stuarts Law showed. The claim, titled "The Sisters of Jesus and Mary versus Morgan Stanley", is related to bond investments linked to Dresdner Bank debt. The filing claims Morgan Stanley’s [MS 25.90 -0.22 (-0.84%) ] Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Saturn's Investment Europe "deliberately or carelessly failed to redeem the notes" following their downgrading in January 2009. According to the filing, The...
  • Nuns sue Morgan Stanley over bond loss

    08/11/2010 11:37:37 PM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 081210 | LIAM VAUGHAN
    A group of Irish investors, including hundreds of nuns, filed a class-action suit with the U.K.'s High Court on Tuesday alleging U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley failed to satisfy its contractual obligations related to about €6 million ($7.9 million) of bonds they purchased, resulting in the near total wipeout of their investment. In the claim titled "The Sisters of Jesus and Mary v. Morgan Stanley," 88 investors including the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, the Holy Faith Sisters and the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund allege the improper actions of Morgan Stanley led them to lose at least €5...
  • Morgan Stanley shares drop on reported probe (After Goldman Sachs, which investment bank's next?)

    05/12/2010 9:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/12/2010 | Stephen Bernard
    Morgan Stanley shares dropped in premarket trading Wednesday following a report that the investment bank is facing an investigation into mortgage derivative deals. Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Morgan Stanley misled investors about its role in a pair of $200 million derivatives whose performance was tied to mortgage-backed securities, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper said Morgan Stanley sometimes bet against the success of the derivatives, which were underwritten and marketed to investors by Citigroup Inc. and UBS AG. Shares of Morgan Stanley fell $1.29, or 4.5 percent, to $27.09 in pre-opening trading. A spokesman...
  • Morgan Stanley CEO: no knowledge of U.S. investigation

    05/12/2010 6:30:39 AM PDT · by mlocher · 81+ views
    Reuters via Fidelity.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Reuters
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said he had no knowledge of any U.S. federal investigation into the Wall Street firm as was reported by media. "We have not been contacted by the Justice Department," he said at a joint news conference with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in Tokyo. "We have no knowledge whatsoever about the Justice Department investigation," Gorman said. The Wall Street Journal reported U.S. federal investigators are probing whether Morgan Stanley misled investors about mortgage derivative products it helped create and sometimes bet against.
  • China discloses buying spree in US firms

    02/11/2010 1:23:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Ninemsn ^ | February 9, 2010
    China's giant sovereign wealth fund revealed it has accumulated stakes totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.1 billion) in major US companies including Coca-Cola, Apple and Goodyear following a buying spree last year. Most of the stakes are small, reflecting China Investment Corp's strategy of avoiding politically sensitive acquisitions. But they highlight its growing presence in global markets as it invests a portion of Beijing's $US2.4 trillion ($A2.78 trillion) in foreign reserves. The holdings were disclosed Friday in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that listed shares traded in the United States. CIC, one of the world's biggest investment funds,...
  • Wall Street, Goldman make America sick

    11/06/2009 2:23:29 PM PST · by The Comedian · 9 replies · 432+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 6, 2009, 3:27 p.m. EST | MarketWatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Some big Wall Street banks are girding against the swine flu, but a flap over how the firms got the vaccine will make them miserable. The public is outraged about reports that Citi , Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley along with other big New York employers, received hundreds, even thousands, of H1N1 vaccine doses before hospitals and other healthcare providers, many of which have run out of the precious drug
  • Citi sues Morgan Stanley over CDS, claims $245 mln

    09/26/2009 7:36:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 496+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/26/09
    Citi sues Morgan Stanley over CDS, claims $245 mln Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:35am BST NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc (C.N: Quote, Profile, Research) sued Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on Friday for breach of contract, saying the Wall Street firm owed it $245.4 million for protection it bought on a loan. Citibank bought a credit default swap (CDS) from Morgan Stanley & Co International in 2006 on a $366 million revolving credit facility it provided to an issuer of collateralized debt obligations (CDO), according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. The...
  • U.S. Dollar at Greatest Risk in ‘Decades’, Says Morgan Stanley

    09/18/2009 12:04:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies · 1,632+ views
    Bloomberg (Link Only) | 9/18/2009 | Morwenna Coniam
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  • Democrats to Obama: Um, what exactly are we getting for selling out Poland to Russia?

    09/18/2009 5:44:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 67 replies · 2,672+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | September 17, 2009
    What are you getting? You’re getting the same thing you got when he sold out Honduras to Chavez over that non-coup “coup” they staged: The warm fuzzy glow of knowing that George Bush would heartily disapprove. But some members of Obama’s own party, however, had a simple question for the administration: if this was a return to realism, and a concession to Russia’s long and vocal opposition to the missile program, what, exactly, was the U.S. getting in return for fundamentally changing it? And almost certainly, the answer leads back to Iran… But Russia has given no ground on those...
  • Morning Market Report

    09/11/2009 6:25:51 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 131+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/11/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Markets were up about one percent yesterday. This movement appears to have come as a result of the better than expected weekly jobs report. That showed that new jobs claims dropped to 550,000, the lowest in about two months. There's some breaking economic data. This time it is import prices for the month of August. They rose by about 2%. So far, the market has shrugged off the news and markets are relatively unchanged. The University of Michigan consumer confidence index will come in about an hour and a half. I have no data on what the consensus for that...
  • Gasp! Morgan Stanley Compensation Soars To 72% Of Revenues

    07/22/2009 5:03:00 PM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies · 738+ views
    Wow. Morgan Stanley revealed today that it had set aside 72 percent of its second-quarter revenue for compensation and benefits. This might just be a new record. The average compensation for Wall Street firms hovered around 48 percent his decade, according to Bloomberg. Many thought that compensation on Wall Street might actually diminish thanks to government bailouts. But instead firms have been increasing the share of revenues that they pay themselves. So what's behind it. Bloomberg quotes Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer pointing to "the war for talent." The only problem is that the casualties in this war seem to...
  • ECONOMIST DECLARES 'TRAIN WRECK'

    07/08/2009 4:57:37 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 826+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 8, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    If you thought last week’s job numbers were bad, take a look at the latest from Morgan Stanley’s chief economist, Richard Berner.
  • Goldman and Morgan Stanley: Banks of Choice - Barron's (the safest among the sorry lot)

    03/15/2009 7:53:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 3/15/2009 | Eli Hoffmann
    With Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) on the ropes and much of the international banking industry in ruins, Barron's Andrew Bary says Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) are the bank stocks you want to be in. Look at what has happened on Wall Street. Lehman is gone. Bear Stearns is part of JPMorgan (JPM). Merrill Lynch merged into Bank of America, which bought Merrill for its retail brokerage network, not its institutional business. Citigroup (C) is wounded. Most European banks are on the ropes, including UBS (UBS), which has been scorched by enormous U.S. mortgage...