By Dan Primack
January 19, 2011

* Beyond bonuses: Goldman Sachs partners are about to get a different windfall

* Marvell Tech Group CEO Sehat Sutardja: “You can’t run a company based on hearsay”

* NY Post correctly points out a provision of Dodd-Frank that could make hedge/PE fraud easier, by shifting oversight to “cash-strapped” states. Fails to mention that states lobbied for the change.

Joshua Brown: “If the VIX were a now-grown child star from the 80’s, this would be the phase where it would start robbing liquor stores and removing its pants for twenties in strangers’ cars – rock bottom.”

* Morning Call: U.S. futures look flat, London falls earlyEuropean shares retreat and the Nikkei climbs.

* UK minister: Actis privatization is “shameful”

* Dow Jones: VCs getting more bang for their bucks via M&A

* Tim Geithner blogs in defense of the healthcare reform bill

* Green shoot: U.S. manufacturing jobs rise for first time since 1997

* J.P. Morgan: Yup, we overcharged military families on their mortgages and foreclosed on some homes we shouldn’t have.

* Carlyle Group boss David Rubenstein will be among those meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House today.

* Mystery solved: Robert Mercer, co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, paid for all of those anti-mosque ads in New York this past summer.

* Lisa Bertagnoli: An exodus from blogging (don’t worry, dear readers, I’m still into it)

* Alibaba Group has no immediate plans to go public, but it does plan to spend up to $4 billion on logistics

* Tweet of the Day: @daveweigel Final straw for Kent Conrad was all of those mean things Ricky Gervais said about him

* Katherine Rosman on single-name social media: “Michael Arrington, founder of the news site TechCrunch, began lobbying AOL in October 2010 to give him the email account mike@aol.com after AOL bought his website. He calls the ‘mike’ address ‘retro cool.’ AOL determined it was active. ‘We told him no,’ Ms. Hollars says.

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