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Short sellers don't kill companies. Usually they just make sure the corpse gets put in a coffin.

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Short sellers don't kill companies. Usually they just make sure the corpse gets put in a coffin.

Short Sellers Are Self-Serving, Nutty, and Often Right

When Steve Eisman issued his report on for profit education he was called a “self-serving nutcase” who was “in the business of ruining the reputation of colleges.” Four years later, the nutcase seems to have made his point.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus, the richest man in Rome, thanks to ancient stock options. (Here played by Lawrence Olivier)

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Marcus Licinius Crassus, the richest man in Rome, thanks to ancient stock options. (Here played by Lawrence Olivier)

We Have a Winner: the $142 Million Pay Package

Annual-meeting season is upon us, that time when corporations report how much they plan to pay their executives next year, and how much they paid them for the last. We seem to have a winner for last year: Charif Souki...

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It's the Twitter panopticon, looking out at the NYSE in every direction.

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It's the Twitter panopticon, looking out at the NYSE in every direction.

With Twitter Shares, You Too Can Be a Venture Capitalist

The fact that Twitter didn't start out with a business plan isn't a bug. It's a feature. Coming up with something that the whole world wants to use is the great achievement. Making money from it is the reward. Hopefully.

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TweetDeck is a great official Twitter app. Only problem? If you use TweetDeck, you never see any ads.

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TweetDeck is a great official Twitter app. Only problem? If you use TweetDeck, you never see any ads.

Is It Strange That Twitter Earns Nothing From Its Most Loyal Users?

It's off to the races for Twitter Inc., with the first draft of a registration for a long-awaited public offering filed and ready for the media feeding storm. The bottom line: Twitter is not making money. Does that matter?

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