Lloyd Blankfein

What Bloomberg Really Thinks of Goldman Chief Blankfein (IMAGE)

Bloomberg scores high marks for simply reporting and not editorializing. Which is why this picture of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein they’ve been running repeatedly all over their site for the past 1.5 weeks raises an eyebrow (or causes one to furrow). Sure you could argue this is editorializing, especially when they used it in

bTunes Tribute To SEC For Goldman Suit: One Day As A Lion

Today was the the SEC’s One Day As A Lion as they filed the first big claim against Wall Street—a subprime MBS fraud suit against Goldman Sachs—since the great recession began in 2007. So this installment of bTunes is for the SEC from Zach De La Rocha. The former Rage front man named his new

Do These Bank CEOs At Today’s Congressional Hearing Look Sorry?

The CEOs of Goldman, Bank Of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley went before the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission today to revisit what happened during the heat of the financial crisis in 2008. Yesterday the NYT published a good list of questions that should be asked. Some are populist propaganda, but many are

AP: Highest Paid CEOs in 2008

According to the Associated Press, here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2008 at Standard & Poor’s 500 companies based on AP calculations. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 20. The total pay figures are rounded and are based on the AP’s

Goldman Returning TARP Funds? Status of “Suicidal” 90% Bonus Tax.

In the context of proposed legislation to tax Wall Street bonuses at 90%, Goldman Sachs head Lloyd Blankfein is reportedly going to return $10b in TARP funds his firm received. Another unnamed Goldman exec said “It’s just impossible to run our business in this environment,” which is an understatement given the shortsighted proposal for such