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Wall Street Pay Packages Roar Back, Led by Goldman

Goldman set to pay $700K per employee at current levels

(Newser) - It didn't take long: After a year of public apologies and vows to change, big pay packages are back on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs is set to pay about $700,000 per employee in 2009 based on current figures, nearly double last year's figure and even higher than before the... More »

Next Bubble May Be in Treasuries

But the rest of the bond market is attractively priced

(Newser) - As the credit and stock markets collapsed, investors rushed to Treasuries as the safest possible bet. But the rush to safety could be fueling a bubble, writes Andrew Bary for Barrons. Yields have been plummeting, with 10-year notes at 2.4% and three-month bills selling last week for 0.05%.... More »

FBI Corruption Probe Clears Nevada Gov.

No charges after investigation into defense contractor ties

(Newser) - No charges will be filed against Nevada's governor after an 18-month FBI investigation into his ties with defense contractors, reports the Washington Post. Jim Gibbons, a former Vietnam fighter pilot, was suspected of helping to engineer federal contracts for defense firms in exchange for gifts while he was a member... More »

Buffett Turns Wall Street's Frown Upside Down

Star investor hunts for lucrative bargains

(Newser) - Wall Street may be seeing red after weeks of volatility and losses, but Warren Buffett is seeing green as he goes bargain-hunting for the same kind of junk bonds and stocks that have netted him nearly $50 billion, the Journal reports. Downtrodden deal-makers are hoping the star investor will use... More »

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