A little-known banking subsidiary's home equity and Alt-A debt could lead to unforeseen losses.
The Swiss bank is investing $300 million and a number of Goldman partners also are backing renewable energy fund Hudson Capital.
A source says the Sage of Omaha could be kicking the tires at the troubled commercial finance shop.
The decimated investment bank could get a sweetened offer from JPMorgan, but a white knight is unlikely, an executive tells TheStreet.com.
The firm joined rivals Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in good news following the Bear Stearns debacle.
The New York bank cast aside rumors of a Bear Stearns-like liquidity crunch, beating estimates.
The paltry $2 a share deal is expected to spur lawsuits.
The beleaguered investment bank's 85-year run as an independent company could be in doubt.
JPMorgan and Citi are believed to be the top contenders for the 50% stake in the business.
Eliot Spitzer earned plenty of antipathy in corporate America, making his resignation a happy day.