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  • Lawrence McCarthy, Who Saw Swaps Danger at Lehman, Dies at 49

    Lawrence McCarthy, a senior managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald LP who, as an executive at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., was said to have predicted that credit- default-swap traders were “working on bringing down the whole world,” has died. He was 49.

  • Nixon Peabody Adds Bulger Prosecutor: Business of Law

    Brian T. Kelly, the prosecutor who tried mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, is joining Nixon Peabody LLP as a partner in the government investigations and white- collar defense practice in Boston.

  • Twitter, Frackers, Apple Inside Tales Revealed: Books

    An inside look at Twitter and advice from Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg will both hit the bookstores this month. Here are some November highlights:

  • Author Greg Zuckerman on U.S. `Energy Revolution' (Audio)

    Gregory Zuckerman discusses his book "The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters." Zuckerman talked with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio's "Taking Stock" on November 5th.

  • ‘Spider-Man’ Scribe Learns Humility From Doomed Musical

    Just how did “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” become the priciest production and potentially biggest flop in Broadway history?

  • The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

    When Ferran Adrià—who has been called the world's greatest chef by enough people that it might be true—appears at a gastronomic conference at Harvard University on Sept. 8, it will be as a "brand ambassador" for his native Spain. The Spanish government earmarked €9 million in 2009 (then about $13 million) to promote gastronomic tourism and indigenous food products internationally, and the Spanish tourist office, Turespaña, estimates that more than 10 percent of the 52 million tourists who visited Spain last year were drawn by its food and wine. Thus it's sending Adrià—whose legendary El Bulli restaurant in Cala Montjoi, not quite 100 miles north of Barcelona on the Costa Brava, is open only six months a year, costs about $340 per person, not including wine, and is all but impossible to get into—around the world promoting a simple message: If you like to eat and drink, come to Spain.

  • The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement

    This is the exclusive, short story of how Diageo North America, with creativity and guts, both in operations and in the senior ranks, achieved the holy grail of carbon emissions reductions. They did it without using carbon offsets — and about 38 years earlier than they had to. Here's what scientists are telling us: the world must cut carbon emissions by at least 80 percent from 1990 levels...

  • 3-D TV: The Inside Story

    Bloomberg's Cory Johnson takes a look at the technology inside a 3-D Television. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Lehman Trader Bares ‘Dark Secret,’ Hits the Road, Mimics Munger

    Lawrence G. McDonald , the bond trader who wrote the inside story on Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., twists his face into a curmudgeonly grimace to imitate Charles Munger of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

  • Dodd-Frank Shows How Congress Can Overcome Deadlock

    Congress is leaving town, a cause for celebration across the land. Except that the lawmakers are going away only for the Independence Day recess; they’ll be back.

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