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Business and Money Archive

December 13, 2010
145 Minutes With Nassim Taleb

Shopping for Kafka with the Wall Street oracle turned aphorist and self-described flâneur.

December 6, 2010
From Vulture to Vulture’s home for all things culture-obsessed offers Colony Capital some not-quite-obvious suggestions for how to spend its new $500 million entertainment fund.

December 6, 2010
Monetizing the Celebrity Meltdown

Tom Barrack, a billionaire investor who made his fortune in real estate, has discovered a market in distressed celebrities. With Neverland Ranch and Miramax under his belt, he’s now on a shopping spree—and bringing along his buddy Rob Lowe.

October 4, 2010
Postapocalyptic Wall Street

A new financial world emerges from the wreckage.

October 4, 2010
The Anti-Trump

Gary Barnett, the builder of this era’s glitziest buildings, does not have cotton-candy hair or a big mouth—but what he does have is hubris.

October 4, 2010
Ready to Be Rich

David Tepper—whose hedge fund made a killing during the crash by betting the government wouldn’t let the big banks fail—is coming out of the billionaire closet.

August 23, 2010
Is This Normal?

The uncertainty of our economic uncertainty.

August 30, 2010
The Billionaire and the Book Lover

Are Barnes & Noble founder Len Riggio and his nemesis Ron Burkle the only people in America who still want to own a mega-bookstore?

June 7, 2010
Bookies Gone Broke

How does a business with a piece of a legal gambling monopoly almost end up at the glue factory?

June 14, 2010
Bernie Madoff, Free at Last

In prison he doesn’t have to hide his lack of conscience. In fact, he’s a hero for it.