Mr. McMahon and The Donald

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The last time that Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment got involved with Donald Trump, dollar bills floated down on the audience from the ceiling of the arena, heated rhetoric was exchanged publicly by Vince McMahon and The Donald over who first made gold of the phrase “you’re fired!” and a matched between proxy wrestlers for both […] [Read More]
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Winning the Stock Market Game

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So some kids over at Greenwich High took first place in Connecticut for the fall 2008 in the Stock Market Game, a national simulation that gives a team $100,000 play dollars to make-believe buy and sell equities. With their $100,000, these enterprising teens ended up with $267,553.64 in the course of three months last fall. […] [Read More]
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More foreign subsidies

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News is the federal government, in its continued spree of printing money, is considering new incentives for car buyers of up to $4,500. The “cash for clunkers” plan would grant tax credits for purchasers of vehicles substantially more fuel-efficient than their current cars or light trucks. Essentially, it’s putting money once again into the Toyota […] [Read More]
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Backcountry lad goes against the grain

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The apple sometimes falls farther from the tree than you might expect.  Take the case of Bruce Marks, profiled a few Wednesdays ago on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and beaten up many times since in its letters to the editor. This activist financier who grew up in backcountry Greenwich runs NACA, the […] [Read More]
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Attention Fairfield Greenwich and Madoff customers!

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Hollywood is taking note of your plight, albeit in a comic, fictionalized fashion: The movie to be released on the day Bernie Madoff will be sentenced on June 29th. Click here for a link to a preview of the movie: www.GetRichQuickFlick.com New Mockumentary Lampoons Ponzi Scheme Rip-Offs Like Madoff’s Change Your Life! To Be Released […] [Read More]
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Attention T-Bill buyers

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OK, fess up. I was just ready to pull the trigger on refinancing my mortgage when the rate jumps overnight by 37.5 basis points and the origination fee by 12.5. It seems that Treasury yields shot through the roof, and I’m figuring somebody at RBS, UBS, AQR, Tudor, GEAM or whatever around here had something […] [Read More]
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