We've run a few off-the-wall stories about folks who work in the global financial markets in our time, but this one really does take the biscuit. And it's pretty bizarre.
Our Father, who deals in bailouts,
Fast food chain KFC is creating thousands of new jobs as in invests millions of dollars in opening new outlets. And the good news is that the company operates a non-discriminatory hiring policy, and will even consider applications from out-of-work bankers!
Commerzbank came out Wednesday and confirmed that it was following WestLB's lead, and not paying discretionary bonuses to staff for their work in 2008.
And here's a little something doing the rounds in the markets:
A last minute condition added to the 1,000-page $787bn US stimulus package looks like changing forever the way that top Wall Street professionals are compensated.
Here's an edited video clip of Shoichi Nakagawa, the Japanese Finance Minister who quit after his bizarre performance during the weekend's G7 meeting.
Sir Robert Allen Stanford KCN, 58, is a prominent financier who has now been charged with an $8bn fraud and manifold violations of US securities laws by US market regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Last month US Airways flight 1549 was downed seconds after take-off from New York's La Guardia airport, after a gaggle of Canada geese flew into the engines. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of the flight crew (and especially the pilot), everyone on board walked away unhurt.
Here's an interesting piece sent in by one of our readers.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein might yet start a trend - more Wall Street CEOs could start sporting beards. Here's what they might look like:
This guy needs to deliver, and the clock is already ticking.
Boastful chatter among young traders, preserved in digital archives, has come back to haunt Barclays as it defends itself against allegations that it manipulated U.S. energy markets.