2001

   Fiorina and Wachner Are Not Alone (Table shows women CEOs underperform the market) (Informer), Forbes, December 24, 2001, p. 44

   Public Interest (FedEx boss Frederick W. Smith lobbies for change in pension funding benchmarks) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, December 24, 2001, p. 44.

   Green Grocer? (2001 investment record of Los Angeles magnate Ronald Burkle has ups and downs) (Informer), Forbes, December 24, 2001, p. 44.

   This Could Start Some Talk  (Federally mandated lists of Americans giving up citizenships include Christopher R. Getty, Oscar Sherman Wyatt III and Shere Hyatt) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, December 24, 2001, p. 44.

   Giving Smartly (Ratings of 200 significant charities for fundraising efficiency, charitable commitment and donor dependency) (with sidebars on Surgical Eye Expeditions International and American Bible Society) (co-author), Forbes, December 10, 2001, p. 178.

   Regulators Get Hang of Law  (NASD Regulator makes it harder for errant stockbrokers to hide their misdeeds) (Informer), Forbes, December 10, 2001, p. 54.   

   Asset Allocation: Huh? (Elite Claremont McKenna College in one year lost 24% of its $487 million endowment, overweighted in equities and partly invested with trustees/alums/cousins Henry Kravis and George Roberts) (Informer), Forbes, November 12, 2001, p. 24.  

   Planning We Can Probably Do Without (Table lists investment professions stripped of their Certified Financial Planner designations) (Informer), Forbes, November 12, 2001, p. 24.  

   Great Minds Thinking Alike? (Table lists Osama Bin Laden-linked domain names registered just after the Sept. 11 attacks) (Informer), Forbes, October 29, 2001, p. 28.

   But Great for His Golf Game (Clayton, Dubilier & Rice omit a few things from their press releasing announcing the hiring of ex-General Electric boss Jack F. Welch) (Informer), Forbes, October 29, 2001, p. 28.

   Their Cups Runneth Over  (IRS goes after Styrofoam cup czars Kenneth B. Dart and Robert C. Dart for billing personal security costs to their Dart Container Corp.) (Informer, with-coauthor), Forbes, October 29, 2001, p. 28.

   Schumpeter Comes to Bush Country  (None of the eight tycoons from Midland, Texas, on the first Forbes 400 list in 1982 are still on), Forbes, October 8, 2001, p. 68.     

   Wielding Seals as Weapons  (Table lists notaries public accused of crimes) (Informer), Forbes, October 15, 2001, p. 26.    

   Where’s That Coupon for Trash Bags?  (Average U.S. family receives 3,000 coupons a year but uses only 40) (Informer), Forbes, October 15, 2001, p. 26.

   Predictions Come Cheaper (Nostradamus is top-gaining request on Google web site) (Informer), Forbes, October 15, 2001, p. 26.    

   The Perfect Cliché (Table lists funds and companies using The Perfect Storm to explain bad results) (Informer), Forbes, October 1, 2001, p. 28.

   We Should All Be This Liquid (H. Ross Perot’s Petrus Securities challenges $6.6 million tax bill) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, October 1, 2001, p. 28.   

   Homeless in Sun Valley (Billionaire Craig McCaw sued for refusing to sell a home in Sun Valley, Idaho) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, October 1, 2001, p. 28

   Half the Distance to the Gold Line (Trader Kevin S. Kuntz is fined for complaining loudly on floor of New York Stock Exchange) (Informer), Forbes, October 1, 2001, p. 28.

   All in the Family  (Table lists public-company executives who do business with their relatives) (Informer), Forbes, September 17, 2001, p. 28.

   But What About Bad Notaries on Drugs?  (New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson acts to police notaries public) (Informer), Forbes, September 3, 2001, p. 24. 

   Another reason for the Empire’s Decline  (Press release by Sportingbet.com marked not for release in the United States is easily called up online) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, September 3, 2001, p. 24.    

   They Didn’t Attend Harvard for Nothing  (Some Harvard Club of New York members upset over plans for nontraditional addition to building) (Informer), Forbes, September 3, 2001, p. 24.     

   The Higher They Rise, the Farther They Fall (Table list fate of 11 buildings that once were the nation’s highest) (Informer), Forbes, August 20, 2001, p. 22.

   Talk Them Off the Ledge  (Vanguard Group sets up “Redemption Rescue” teams to deal with customers cashing in shares) (Informer), Forbes, August 20, 2001, p. 22.

   Schwan Song  (Tax problems for estate of South Dakota billionaire Marvin Schwan) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, August 20, 2001, p. 22

   Rosy Expectations Versus Sad Reality (Table shows how actual return badly trailed expected return at pension plans of 10 big companies) (Informer), Forbes, August 6, 2001, p. 24.

   Belize It or Not (U.S. bid to freeze Belize bank account of indicted conman James Gibson fails because U.S. Senate hasn’t ratified treaty) (Informer), Forbes, August 6, 2001, p. 24.

   Hope for Bill Clinton (Professors devise way of encrypting diaries) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, August 6, 2001, p. 24.

   Next: Mortality Table for Rats (Articles and legislation envision establishing trusts for pets) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, August 6, 2001, p. 24

   This Space Simply Isn’t Big Enough to Print a Full Year’s List of Rogue Brokers (Table lists recently convicted stockbrokers) (Informer) Forbes, July 23, 2001, p. 28.   

   Dutch Treat (Supposed law firm in the Netherlands trying to scam U.S. charities) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, July 23, 2001, p. 28.    

   The Real Story (Book review of Roswell: Inconvenient Facts and the Will to Believe, by Karl T. Pflock), Crosswinds Weekly, June 28, 2001.

   Try Using This Excuse With the IRS  (U.S. Treasury Department says two-year delay in replying to a request for the credit-card records of Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers was ``due to an administrative backlog’’) (Informer), Forbes, July 9, 2001, p. 26.    

   Plush Senior Citizen Housing (Playboy Enterprises lost $3.2 million on Playboy Mansion, home of founder Hugh Hefner) (Informer), Forbes, June 11, 2001, p.30.    

   Psst! Stockbrokers May Be Sleazy (National Association of Securities Dealers stresses importance of investigating a broker’s background) (Informer, with coauthor), Forbes, June 11, 2001, p.30.      

   What Kind of Omen Is This? (Ex-stock analyst Eric Wold of First Security Van Kasper has California license plate DLISTED) (Informer), Forbes, June 11, 2001, p.30.

   At Least Their Environments Are Okay (Table lists compensation of top-paid persons at seven major environmental groups) (Informer), Forbes, May 28, 2001, p. 30.

   He’s in the Index, Too (Famous short-seller Manuel P. Asensio settles scores in Sold Short: Uncovering Deception in the Markets, finally mentioning his own regulatory problems) (Informer), Forbes, May 28, 2001, p. 30.

   Equal Opportunity Screwup? (National Association of Securities Dealers deny that computer system glitches usually favor the industry) (Informer), Forbes, May 28, 2001, p. 30.

   Hey, You Got a Problem With Henrietta? (Table lists organizations whose headquarters are not where they say they are, including the Rochester Institute of Technology, Vanguard Group, Abbott Laboratories, Circuit City Stores. Geico, Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark and RCN Corp.) (Informer), Forbes, May 14, 2001, p. 30.    

   Still Available: LawyerPuffery.com  (Table lists self-promoting domain names registered to lawyers) (Informer), Forbes, April 30, 2001, p. 30.    

   Make a Wish: Jail Time  (Michael Manzer and Richard Carbonaro are convicted in Dallas of charity fraud in which donors confused the sleazy KidWish organization with the reputable Make-A-Wish-Foundation) (Informer), Forbes, April 30, 2001, p. 30.      

   Historic Site: First PC Crash (Billionaire Paul G. Allen buys most of Albuquerque, NM city block where he and Bill Gates started Microsoft, reportedly to build a computer museum) (Informer), Forbes, April 16, 2001, p. 30.    

   Figures to Really Stare At  (Table lists compensation for heads of leading art museums) (Informer), Forbes, April 16, 2001, p. 30.

   How Lawyers Get Rich  (Controversy in Orange, Texas,  over the $200 million estate of H.J. Lutcher Stark continues amid tales of scandal), Forbes, April 2, 2001, p. 76.

   Carbon Copies  (Boards of directors on which Xerox CEO and Chairman Paul A. Allaire sit flounder just like Xerox) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, April 2, 2001, p. 30. 

   News? News? What’s That? (Daily Oklahoman, owned by Edward L. Gaylord, doesn’t print embarrassing story about Ricks Exploration, in which it holds an interest) (Informer), Forbes, March 19, 2001, p. 30.

   Nothing Secondary About These Paychecks (Table lists compensation of headmasters at Choate, Deerfield, Groton, Hotchkiss, Andover, Exeter, St. Paul’s and Taft) (Informer), Forbes, March 19, 2001, p. 30.

   No Wonder So Many Planes Are Late  (Map in the OAG Pocket Flight Guide, North America edition, contains many errors) (Informer), Forbes, March 5, 2001, p. 30.   

   Where Credit Is Due  (Table shows the Federal Reserve Board’s credit union has highest delinquent loan rate among better-known Federal Government agencies) (Informer), Forbes, February 19, 2001, p. 30.

   Novel View of Constitutional Law  (Lewis Phelps, a top operative of Los Angeles P.R. firm Sitrick & Co., took the Fifth Amendment 354 times during litigation involving Southwest Gas, Southern Union and Oneok) (Informer), Forbes, February 19, 2001, p. 30.

   With Press Like This, Who Needs an MBA?  (Table lists 10 major U.S. publications that falsely stated Vicente Fox, new president of Mexico, attended Harvard University or earned a credential there) (Informer), Forbes, February 5, 2001, p. 30.

   Boo-boo Tax  (Intuit Inc. fixes a TurboTax 2000 glitch that would have calculated erroneously high tax liability for some people exercising stock options) (Informer), Forbes, February 5, 2001, p. 30.      

   The Man from L.A.W.S.U.I.T. (Tough-guy actor Robert Vaughn has carved out a nice sideline as a television pitchman for plaintiff law firms around the country) (Informer), Forbes, February 5, 2001, p. 30.

   Hitting That Really High Note (Table lists compensation of top conductors of nine major American orchestras) (Informer), Forbes, January 22, 2001, p. 30.   

   Cheap Riddance (Enrollment and gifts at scandal-plagued Hillsdale College slid by 11%, but the severance package given departed president George C. Roche was at most $1.1 million, almost all of it deferred pay) (Informer), Forbes, January 22, 2001, p. 30.   

   Ignore Informer at Your Peril! (Most of the Time) (Most stocks adversely mentioned on the Informer page during 2000 subsequently  and greatly underperformed the S&P 500) (Informer table, with co-author), Forbes, January 8, 2001, p. 30.

2000

   Transatlantic Back-Scratch (GQ overstates the profits of Giorgio Armani SpA by 680%) (Informer), Forbes, December 25, 2000, p. 30.    

   Boola Boola, Where’s the Moola? (Table lists fundraising overhead rates of major colleges, which vary by as much as 400%) (Informer), Forbes, December 25, 2000, p. 30.

   Give Wisely (Ratings of 200 significant charities for fundraising efficiency, charitable commitment and donor dependency) (co-author)

(with sidebar), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 292.

   Investment Strategies With Convictions (Table lists recent Ponzi fraud cases around the country) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 30.    

   No United Way on How to Give (United Way faces a challenge from AFL-CIO-backed United Community Fund, geared toward more liberal causes) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p.30.     

   They Should Rate Magnifying Glasses (Consumer Reports hides 10.22 million to 1 odds of winning its raffle tiny, hard-to-read print) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 30.

   Why Are We Not Surprised?  (Currentsea, an o-t-c company from 1991 run by Dominion of Melchizedek scamsters, now calls itself KleenAir Systems) (Informer), Forbes, November 27, 2000, p. 30.

   Black Book, Abridged Version  (NASD Regulation can’t cite legal authority for its claim it’s obliged to follow broker-expungement court orders when it wasn’t a party to the lawsuit) (Informer), Forbes, November 13, p. 30.

   How the Other Half Gives (Review of private foundations set up by Forbes 400 members) (with tables), Forbes, October 30, 2000. P.104.

   Audit Standards? Huh? (Federal regulators act against Countryland Wellness Resorts) (Informer), Forbes, October 30, 2000, p. 30.

   We’re Still Looking for Your Paperwork (Table of recent arbitration awards against online, discount and no-fee mutual fund operations) (Informer), Forbes, October 30, 2000, p. 30.

   Your Own Personalized Nation  (Fox Television Studios wants to buy rights to a country to auction off on a television show) (Informer), Forbes, October 16, 2000, p.30.

   Show Us the Money (Many towns now claim they long ago had ``more millionaires per capita’’ than anyone else, but few can prove it. Cheyenne, Wyoming, probably did. Others pushing faulty claims include: Watertown, New York; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Clinton, Iowa; Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and Fairmont, West Virginia), Forbes, October 9, 2000, p. 68.

   Hurrah for Those West Coast B-School Deans (Stanford Business School dean Robert Joss tops seven big-time b-school deans in stock performance of corporate boards they sit on) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, October 2, 2000, p. 30.

   Sis, Any Idea Why the IRS Is Here? (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation misses a deadline for filing its latest tax return, prepared by the firm of his sister, Kristianne Gates Blake) (Informer), Forbes, September 18, 2000, p. 30.    

   Savior to the Stars (Profile of the Giving Back Fund of Boston and founder Marc Pollick), Forbes, September 18, 2000, p. 112.     

   Pulitzer? Pulitzer? Name Doesn’t Ring a Bell (List of largest daily newspapers that have never won a Pulitzer Prize, led by USA Today, Houston Chronicle and Newark Star-Ledger) (Informer), Forbes, August 21, 2000, p. 30.

   Effective Mechanism for Whom? (National Association of Securities Dealers claims falsely that arbitration settlements are disclosed to the public) (Informer), Forbes, August 21, 2000, p. 30.    

   This Company’s Products are Scum (Stock price of Aquasearch, which uses microalgae for commercial purposes, has dropped 75% since March) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.

   Attention Larry Summers  (The U.S. Mint refuses to answer Freedom of Information Act requests concerning marketing of the new one-dollar coin and its ``Strategic Business Unit’’) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.    

   A New Kind of Flow Analysis (IRS is suspicious of coin-operated laundries) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.

   So Churning is a Lot Harder to Fight Than Inflation? (Heads of private organizations that issue credentials for financial services, such as Mary Schapiro of NASD Regulation, get paid a whole lot more than Alan Greenspan, who merely runs the world economy) (table) (Informer), Forbes, July 24, 2000, p. 30.     

   Still Having Trouble Getting It Right  (LS Capital Corp., headed by CEO Paul J. Montle, files a proxy with a wrong address and phone number as it seeks to rename itself Eurobid.com) (Informer), Forbes, July 24, 2000, p. 30.

   A $2 Billion Dog for a $2 Billion Cat? (Countryland Wellness Reports sells $2.7 billion of mineral interests for $2.7 billion of securities issued by the dubious Dominion of Melchizedek) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.

   Management by Letter-Writing (Management guru Peter F. Drucker gets hometown of Claremont CA to move site of new football stadium) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.

   Wall Street Meets College Street (More colleges whose bond ratings have gone up or down) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.

   Willis Carrier’s Ghost (Failure of economic development in Syracuse NY), Forbes, May 29, 2000 p. 152.

   Joint Efforts (Short-sellers betting against merger of Biomatrix with Genzyme Tissue Repair and Genzyme Surgical Products) (Informer), Forbes, May 29, 2000, p. 34.      

   Maybe Mollie Should Be the Boss (Its stock off 64% in two years, MagneTek of Nashville TN is taking a P.R. hit from a new book, Mollie’s Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line, by William M. Adler) (Informer), Forbes. May 15, 2000, p. 30.     

   The Hunt for Red Ink  (Kyle Foundation, founded by author Tom Clancy, is faltering despite $7 million in pledges) (Informer), Forbes, May 1, 2000, p. 30.   

   Was That an Off Ramp? (National Scientific Corp., Phoenix, has a $400 million market value despite no revenues in 3½ years) (Informer), Forbes, April 17, 2000, p. 34.

   Bill Gates, Thank Your Lucky Stars (List of company officials who have been sentenced to jail for antitrust law violations, unlike Microsoft Corp., which is only facing civil sanctions) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, April 17, 2000, p. 34    

   A Piece of the Lock  (Did Prudential Securities investment banking boss Paul Scura make the telephone call that helped prompt regulators to issue a $100,000 fine for price-rigging?) (Informer), Forbes, April 3, 2000, p. 30.

   Sweet Charity  (Article describes charitable foundations of celebrities Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong, Baldwin brothers, Ned Beatty, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Bruckheimer Johnny Carson, Ray Charles, Sean Combs, Kirk Douglas, John Elway, Gloria Estefan, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Kelsey Grammer, Alfred Hitchcock, Evander Holyfield, Bob Hope, Peter Jennings, Elton John, Magic Johnson, Don King, Stephen King, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Charles Lindbergh,  Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Paul Newman, Rose O’Donnell, Elvis Presley,  Wolfgang Puck, Julia Roberts, Nicole Brown Simpson relatives, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Tyson and Steve Young), Forbes, March 20, 2000, p. 180    

   The next VHS—or Betamax  (Short sellers drool over money-losing cable modem-maker Terayon Communications Systems, whose stock has risen 519% in four months and trades at 60 times last year’s earnings) (Informer), Forbes, March 20, 2000, p. 30.  

   The Real College Scoreboard (Table lists eight well-known colleges and universities with recent bond-rating upgrades and downgrades) (Informer), Forbes, February 7, 2000, p. 30.

   How About $ for $tuffy? (Harvard Club of New York ponders plan whereby members would wear pins signifying friendliness) (Informer), Forbes, January 24, 2000, p. 30.  

   More Braggards Per Capita (Gallup, NM, can’t support claim of ``more millionaires per capita than any other place in the world’’) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, January 24, 2000, p. 30.  

 

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