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Wall Street Journal: Scott Rostan on “Internships Are Increasingly the Route to Winning a Job”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324423904578525431344927240.html More Industries Pick From the Summer Talent, Raising the Stakes By MELISSA KORN Internship season is under way, and unless business students are already spending the summer with their dream employer, a full-time offer may be out of reach. Banks and consulting firms have long funneled interns into full-time roles, but companies in other industries […]

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New York Times Deal Book: “Wall Street Turns to ‘Boot Camps’ to Bring New Workers Up to Speed”

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/wall-street-turns-to-boot-camps-to-bring-new-workers-up-to-speed/ By Lynnley Browning Newly minted university graduates who have landed coveted jobs on Wall Street may have impressive résumés and sought-after references. But often, nuts-and-bolts skills like spreadsheet building and database extraction are not part of university curriculums. When millions of dollars can be won or lost on one calculation, firms are finding it […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan on “Saks at Priciest Means KKR Mulls Neiman Merger: Real M&A”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-24/saks-at-priciest-means-kkr-mulls-neiman-merger-real-m-a.html By Brooke Sutherland & Tara Lachapelle  KKR & Co. (KKR), the buyout firm weighing an investment in Saks Inc., may need to get creative to extract more value from what’s already the most expensive U.S. department-store stock. Saks, which is exploring options including a sale, surged this week to the highest level since 2008 after Bloomberg News reported that KKR is […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan “Yahoo’s Dot-Com Premium for Tumblr Tests Mayer: Real M&A”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-21/yahoo-s-dot-com-premium-for-tumblr-tests-mayer-real-m-a.html By Tara Lachapelle Marissa Mayer is buying companies like it’s 1999. The Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) chief executive officer yesterday announced the company will acquire blogging network Tumblr Inc., part of a plan to restore the Web portal to its heyday as an Internet darling. With $13 million in sales last year, Tumblr’s $1.1 billion […]

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Fortune: Scott Rostan “Is it worth it to train new employees?”

Young people have many romantic notions about their first jobs. Perhaps the most poignant misconception is that employers will invest time in developing their skills. By Laura Vanderkam FORTUNE — Young people have many romantic notions about their first jobs — what they’ll be paid, what they’ll do. But perhaps the most poignant misconception is […]

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Forbes: Scott Rostan “Apple’s Debt Offering: Investors Clamor For A Parking Spot In iBonds”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveschaefer/2013/05/01/bond-investors-line-up-for-a-parking-spot-in-apple-debt/ Steve Schaefer Apple launched its first debt offering in almost 20 years Tuesday and by all accounts demand for the new six-part issuance was so robust the iPhone-maker will pay interest rates near or below Corporate America’s lowest. The company reportedly raised $17 billion in a heavily-oversubscribed offering, with all six tranches at narrow spreads to […]

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Wall Street Journal: Training The Street Releases Relative Valuation Course Pack As Self-Study Product

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130423-910440.html Fundamental Subject for Finance Professionals is Another Addition to TTS’s Growing Library NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — Training The Street (TTS), a leading corporate training provider for the majority of Wall Street firms and top business schools, today released their Relative Valuation Course Pack as a self-study product. Students and professionals in the financial industry can now […]

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Fox Business News: Scott Rostan “What is Holding Back Growth in M&A Activity?”

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Compliance Week: KPMG Fires Engagement Partner Fingered in Insider Trading Scandal

http://www.complianceweek.com/kpmg-fires-engagement-partner-fingered-in-insider-trading-scandal/article/288189/ Tammy Whitehouse Officials at KPMG and Skechers USA Inc. have fingered Scott London as the engagement audit partner at the center of an insider trading scandal that has put two companies in a scramble to find a new audit firm and has rocked the highest ranks of the audit profession. Skechers and Herbalife Ltd. […]

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Bloomberg: Is the Dell Stub the Right Investment for You?: Real M&A

By Tara Lachapelle, Brooke Sutherland & Miles Weiss Blackstone Group LP (BX) and Carl Icahn’s bids for Dell Inc. (DELL) are employing a rarely used deal tactic that has yielded both big payouts and big losses for shareholders. The offers allowing investors to retain stock in the floundering personal-computer maker may help them win over shareholders like Southeastern Asset Management Inc., who want […]

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