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    Alcoa shares hopped about 4 percent in extended trading Tuesday as the company turned in a profit and sales that were lower than last year but still managed to beat expectations.

  • Hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel III faced a fresh charge of bail jumping Thursday and was ordered to jail immediately, one day after his mother convinced him end a high-profile run from justice.

  • Samuel Israel III, a hedge fund manager from New York State who faked his own suicide to avoid a 20-year prison stint leaves U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mass., after turning himself to authorities on Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

    A federal judge ordered former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III back to New York to face new charges after he surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, ending a nationwide manhunt triggered after he faked his own death to avoid a 20-year prison sentence.

  • Sam Israel WANTED poster, Captured

    A hedge fund swindler who set off a national manhunt when he faked his suicide to avoid reporting to prison surrendered Wednesday to small-town police in Massachusetts after three weeks in which authorities suspected he was hiding out in RV parks and highway rest areas. Authorities say his own mother helped broker the surrender.

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    CSX pulled a fast one by moving slowly at its annual meeting. The nation's third largest freight railroad dragging it out for more than four hours on Wednesday. Four hours that included a long-winded presentation about the company's recovery efforts post-Katrina...

  • U.S. railroad CSX said results of a Wednesday shareholder vote on a slate of five dissident directors will be announced in July as two activist funds claimed they won at least two seats and cried foul over how the company conducted the balloting.

  • The current dip in gold prices is temporary and demand for the precious metal is likely to rise in the medium term, Ronald-Peter Stoferle, international equities analyst at Erste Bank, wrote in a market note Wednesday.

  • A South Korean high court on Tuesday cleared U.S. private equity house Lone Star of manipulating the stock price of a former credit card unit of Korea Exchange Bank, rejecting an earlier ruling.

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    The girlfriend of a missing hedge fund swindler was arrested Thursday and charged with helping him elude his sentence on the day he was supposed to begin serving 20 years in prison.

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    U.S. authorities said Thursday they have arrested a woman who helped missing hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III stage his suicide in order to avoid serving a 20-year prison sentence for fraud.

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    The hedge fund industry is set to attract bankers and traders from an exodus of high-flyers leaving troubled investment banks in search of bigger bonuses and better job security.

  • Credit Crunch

    The credit crisis is not over, and losses in the financial sector are set to be around $1.3 trillion, according to star hedge fund manager John Paulson, who says he remains short credit.

  • Goldman Sachs has nearly completed a long-awaited rescue of a $7 billion structured investment vehicle, sources said, just as it adjusts to the credit crunch by laying off hundreds of bankers.

  • Authorities are hunting for former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who appears to have staged his death a week a ago. With no body, authorities were all but certain Israel had staged a hoax.

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    Federal authorities have ruled out suicide in the disappearance of a missing hedge-fund swindler whose car was found on a New York bridge with the words "Suicide is Painless" written in the dust on the hood.

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    Federal authorities strongly suspect he is alive, and have begun an international manhunt for the former hedge fund manager, who was facing a 20-year prison sentence for defrauding investors out of about $450 million when he disappeared on Monday.

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    U.S. authorities were trying to determine on Friday whether a fugitive financier who was thought to have faked his suicide will have enough money to sustain life on the run.

  • Seth Tobias - Hedge Fund Manager

    CNBC has learned the estate case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias has been settled, pending the approval of a Florida probate judge on Monday. Tobias, the founder of the Circle T Family of Funds and a frequent CNBC guest, was found dead in his swimming pool in the early morning hours of September 4. He was 44 years old.

  • Companies traditionally get loans from banks, but with so many lenders stretched and with credit so tight these days, businesses are turning to what might seem like an unlikely source for cash: hedge funds, the New York Times reported.

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    U.S. Marshals are questioning a man in connection with the disappearance of convicted hedge fund millionaire Samuel Israel, according to a report from WNBC.

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