Unstructured Finance

When (and where) the 1% talk about 99%

January 13, 2012

By Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein

The last place you’d think a group of Wall Street financiers and ex-politicians would convene to come up with a master plan for fixing the housing crisis is a luxury lodge overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. But in November, during the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests, that’s where 30 rich and powerful people assembled to “do a good thing” for America.

Deals wrap: J&J’s $21.6 billion orthopedic buy

April 27, 2011

A general view shows Swiss medical devices maker Synthes' headquarters in Oberdorf, April 25, 2011. Reuters/Christian Hartmann

The U.S. recession ends, but not for you

October 29, 2009

unclesambegsTalk about a disconnect.

Experts say U.S. economic growth has returned, signaling the end of the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression.

Wells Fargo’s Malibu mess

September 13, 2009

Partying bankers, a foreclosed mansion, Madoff victims and a ritzy Malibu neighborhood that’s home to Tom Hanks: Friday’s Los Angeles TImes story had a little something for everyone.

Welcome to Wal-Mart country

June 4, 2009

bentonvillewmtoneReuters is attending Wal-Mart’s annual meeting this week and will be sending news, tweets and images from the event via Shop Talk.

Shuttering Starbucks

March 25, 2009

starbuckscorona1Reuters checked out some of the stores that Starbucks is closing in California’s Inland Empire — an area well known for being a leader in home foreclosures.