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As if they need persuading, Belvedere vodka is launching a James Bond-theme ad campaign to get New Yorkers to drink more martinis. The tie-in with the latest Bond film, “Spectre,”…

There will be no jail break for convicted insider trader Zvi Goffer. The former trader, serving a 10-year sentence as part of Raj Rajaratnam’s Galleon Group network of fraudsters, was…

SkyMall has been grounded. The kitsch-filled in-flight catalog that has entertained idle passengers for 25 years filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday. The company has lost its once captive…

Hackers have put a halt to Sony’s earnings report. Sony said Friday it will ask regulators for permission to delay its earnings release and blamed the massive cyber attack last…

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It may have been a tepid year for Wall Street, but its CEOs are in the money. Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein took home $24 million in total compensation for 2014…

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Shades of prey: Beware of Fake IRS con

Thursday, 22 January 2015 by

Nobody ever wants to talk with the IRS, especially this time of year. But it’s actually fun to talk with the Fake IRS. What I call the Fake IRS is…

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Hedge funds just finished one of their worst years in recent memory — but their high-paid managers are doing just fine. Some 39 hedge-fund managers made Forbes’ just-released billionaire list…

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Dear John: Scam made to (money) order

Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

Dear John: Last year I was the victim of a scam. Someone stole my FedEx account number and sent out US postal orders to people, instructing them to cash the…

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50,000 Wall Street jobs cut

Sunday, 18 January 2015 by

There’s blood on the Street. In a wild swing of the ax that has shocked many pundits, Wall Street’s biggest banks have slashed nearly 50,000 jobs, and bonuses and expense…

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Outgoing subprime mortgage scion Bill Erbey is playing chicken with California. The CEO of an Erbey-chaired company has pooh-poohed the Golden State’s business regulator’s threat to pull Ocwen Financial’s license…

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