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Gary Weiss


Gary Weiss has covered Wall Street wrongdoing for almost a quarter century. His coverage of stock fraud at BusinessWeek won many awards, and included a cover story, "The Mob on Wall Street," which exposed mob infiltration of brokerages. He uncovered the Salomon Brothers bond-trading scandal, and wrote extensively on the dangers posed by hedge funds, Internet fraud and out-of-control leverage. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Porfolio, writing about the people most intimately involved in the financial crisis, from Timothy Geithner to Bernard Madoff. His book "Born to Steal" (Warner Books: 2003), described the Mafia's takeover of brokerage houses in the 1990s. "Wall Street Versus America" (Portfolio: 2006) was an account of investor rip-offs. He blogs at

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Companies Use Courts to Silence Critics and the Media

By Gary Weiss

They end up losing, but they put a chill on those who are critical.

09:53AM 09/25/12

How About an Occupy New York Stock Exchange?

By Gary Weiss

While protesters are arrested on Wall Street, the bourse's traders take money that's not theirs.

08:17AM 09/19/12

Who Says Democrats Don't Love Wall Street?

By Gary Weiss

They rely on each other -- politicians get money, and the financial industry forgoes stricter rules.

10:07AM 09/11/12

Democratic Platform Isn't Really Pro-America, But Anti-Romney

By Gary Weiss

Obama is trying to distinguish himself, but there's very little evidence of that.

08:57AM 09/05/12

Romney Could Beat Obama on Trade With China

By Gary Weiss

But will he press the issue and confront that country's unfair monetary policy?

02:04PM 08/28/12

What Akin, Ryan and Romney Have in Common

By Gary Weiss

In sum, a lack of conviction to be outrageous.

06:00AM 08/22/12

Paul Ryan's Skeleton in the Closet

By Gary Weiss

Mitt Romney should have checked. Ryan's still an adherent of Ayn Rand, the extremist-capitalist.

09:27AM 08/13/12

Wisconsin Shooting Leads to a Terrifying Thought

By Gary Weiss

What if terrorists used our lax gun laws to their advantage?

06:04AM 08/07/12

America Returns to McCarthyism, With Hypocrisy to Boot

By Gary Weiss

The Chick-fil-A campaign is liberals' turn to deny freedom to others.

07:00AM 08/01/12

Short-Selling Ban Tomfoolery in Italy, Spain

By Gary Weiss

History has proven such bans do more harm than good.

07:00AM 07/25/12

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