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We need to talk about Jamie Dimon

September 26, 2013

JPMorgan has shelled out $20 bln in legal costs, with billions more possibly coming to settle a raft of outstanding U.S. government charges. The CEO is part of the problem. Breakingviews imagines how lead director Lee Raymond might lay out his dilemma for two new board members.

Review: Exxon’s shareholder fetish, good and bad

May 4, 2012

A single-minded devotion to shareholders has helped the oil giant earn high returns. But Steve Coll’s “Private Empire” shows how this obsession also made it easy to make some bad decisions: cozying up to nasty regimes and a crusade against global warming science.