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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

Goldman Call to Sell Oil Sets Up Buying Opportunity: Traders

Posted By: Jeff Cox

If investors follow Goldman Sachs's advice and cash out of oil , it likely will be only a short-term trade that sets the stage for another buying opportunity.

A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

That at least is the view from the trading pits, where the Goldman call Monday was greeted with a level of skepticism, even if it’s short-term ramifications saw an appreciable dip in the energy trade—and, in fact, across the commodity spectrum—on Tuesday.

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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

Did The Winklevoss's Win Against Facebook?

Posted By: John Carney
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the towering Olympic rowers and identical twins who you remember from The Social Network movie as the guys who gave Mark Zuckerberg the idea for Facebook, had their case against Zuckerberg thrown out of court yesterday.

The smartest judge on the Ninth Circuit court of appeals, judge Alex Kozinski, delivered a highly technical and devastating opinion that concluded with these words :

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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:48 AM ET

The Guy Who Says He Owns 50% of Facebook Just Filed a Boatload of New Evidence—And It's Breathtaking

Posted By: Henry Blodget, Business Insider
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Remember Paul Ceglia?

He's the fellow in upstate New York who sued Mark Zuckerberg last July , claiming that, way back in 2003, Zuckerberg had agreed to give him a 50% ownership in the project that became Facebook.

That claim seemed preposterous at the time, not least because Ceglia had waited 7 years to file it.

And there was also the fact that Ceglia was a convicted felon, having been charged with criminal fraud in connection with a wood-pellet company he operated .

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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

Who Is Running Bank of America?

Posted By: John Carney
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Bank of America flag

The news that two of Bank of America's top accounting executives were not consulted before the bank disclosed that a proposed dividend increase had been rejected by regulators is a devastating indictment of the bank's internal controls.

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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

'BofA Kept Executives in Dark on Dividend'

Posted By: Julia La Roche
  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

Will Hedge Fund Registration Overwhelm the SEC?

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
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Looks like another deadline of the Dodd-Frank Bill will come and go. This one is the much talked about July 21 hedge fund registration deadline.

SEC Associate Director Robert Plaze recently sent a letter to the President of the North American Securities Administrators Association Inc., saying "we expect the Commission will consider extending the date ... until the first quarter of 2012."

The letter said advisers with assets between $25 million and $100 million are likely to get a six-month grace period. So is the SEC playing nice with the hedge fund sector? Or are they simply unable to handle the workload? I decided to ask Tom Westle, Partner at Blank Rome LLP, who represents hedge funds, about this latest development.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

Wells Fargo, Warren Buffett, and the Secret to Running a Bar in NYC

Posted By: John Carney
  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

Will New Private Capital Rules Hurt Venture Capital?

Posted By: John Carney
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Many venture capital investors I've spoken with are pleased with the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission may be loosening rules on capital raising by private companies.

But they should be careful. This change might wind up threatening the business model of venture capital firms.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

Everyone on Wall Street Agrees with Bill Gross: Short Treasuries

Posted By: John Carney
Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.
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Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.

But I was surprised to learn in conversations how many people were convinced that this was exactly the right move—although some wonder if Pimco might be a bit early.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

Lynn Tilton: The Wildest Woman in American Business

Posted By: John Carney
Lynn Tilton
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Lynn Tilton

Lynn Tilton once sued Merrill Lynch for sexual harassment. Whatever Merrill paid—and it sure seems like they paid a hefty price—this has to be making their eyes pop out of their heads.

From New York Magazine :

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