Senator: Richard Blumenthal

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Richard Blumenthal  (/ˈbluːmənθɔːl/; born February 13, 1946) is an American attorney and politician currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Connecticut, a seat to which he was first elected in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he is ranked as one of the wealthiest members of the Senate, with a net worth of over $100 million. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut from 1991 to 2011.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Blumenthal attended Riverdale Country School, a private school in the Bronx. He graduated from Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson. He studied for a year at Trinity College, Cambridge, in England before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While at Yale, he was a classmate of Bill and Hillary Clinton. From 1970 to 1976, Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Continue reading “Senator: Richard Blumenthal”

Investor: Carson Block

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Carson Block  (Block grew up in Summit, New Jersey, and holds a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr Block went to work with his father, a period he describes as “very embittering” as he was “lied to by a parade of management” of internet companies. He quit equity analysis for law school, later moving to Shanghai before leaving law and setting up the self-storage business in 2007. Continue reading “Investor: Carson Block”

CEO: Bernard L. Schwartz

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Bernard Leon Schwartz  Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. Schwartz graduated from Townsend Harris High School in NYC. He holds a B.S. in finance and an honorary doctorate of science from City University of New York.[1] He is a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Air Corps.

After school, he worked as an accountant eventually becoming a partner at a Wall Street firm. Continue reading “CEO: Bernard L. Schwartz”

Article: GameStop: Markets Adjust, Politicians Frown

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GameStop: Markets Adjust, Politicians Frown

The week of February 22: GameStop, again, a poor choice for Interior, China’s rare-earths play, and much, much more, including the latest in our new podcast series, the Capital Record.

A slightly calmer day in the markets yesterday after Thursday’s wild ride, although GameStop — back in the news again after taking off again earlier in the week — stepped up to fill the gap for those who needed a little more volatility in their lives.

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Tweet: Marc Cohodes Doubles Down Against Patrick Byrne


Marc Cohodes
For those not thinking it thru with $OSTK . the @SEC_Enforcement
is after Patrick Byrne and his Pump and Dump, not Overstock. This is not new at all and they should get Patrick, for what he did was wrong and illegal.. It was also years ago so I could frankly care less.

@AlderLaneeggs Gosh, Marc, you keep climbing in the tag cloud at What do you do when declassification of white collar criminal communications and banking transactions happen? #WallSteet, #SEC We have it all. Time for you to make the deal.

Article: Payback? SEC Run by Mrs. Peter Strzok Launches Investigation of Overstock Actions When Patrick Byrne Was CEO

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Payback? SEC Run by Mrs. Peter Strzok Launches Investigation of Overstock Actions When Patrick Byrne Was CEO

ProTrumpNews Staff,  27 February 2021

Former CEO Patrick Byrne was a major player in the effort to investigate the 2020 election irregularities and fraud.

He offered his considerable resources to the Trump team.

He analyzed tons of data. Continue reading “Article: Payback? SEC Run by Mrs. Peter Strzok Launches Investigation of Overstock Actions When Patrick Byrne Was CEO”

Journalist: Theresa W. Carey

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Theresa W. Carey  Author of 23 comprehensive reviews of online brokers for Barron’s. Wrote one of the first reviews of online brokers for PC Magazine in 1992. Currently the brokerage and investing expert for Investopedia and project lead of our online broker and robo-advisor reviews. Theresa is a frequent speaker at conferences on trends in online brokerage and retail trading and investing

Twenty-nine years of experience writing about financial services and financial technology Continue reading “Journalist: Theresa W. Carey”

Investor: George Soros

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George Soros  (born György Schwartz, August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-born American billionaire investor and philanthropist. As of May 2020, he had a net worth of $8.3 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations, of which $15 billion have already been distributed, representing 64% of his original fortune, making him the “most generous giver” (in terms of percentage of net worth) according to Forbes.

Born in Budapest, Soros survived the German occupation of Hungary and moved to the United Kingdom in 1947. He studied at the London School of Economics and was awarded a bachelor’s, then obtaining a master’s, and eventually a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of London. Continue reading “Investor: George Soros”