peHUB Second Opinion 6.17

Huntsman/Hexion Continues: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Target Scorned, via Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw Business.

Really? NYU Grads are living in tents now. “We have parents that could give us money to get an apartment,” the NYU grad told The Post, “but it’s nice to be independent.” (NY Post)

Workarounds: Almost two years into the worst financial calamity since the 1930s, companies are doing everything they can to reduce their indebtedness, selling record amounts of equity to pay back bonds and loans. (Bloomberg)

Second Acts: The lead executive who loaded Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. with toxic property investments, is part of a group chosen by Lehman to take over the bankrupt firm’s real-estate private-equity arm. (WSJ)

Signs of Recovery? Fewer hedge funds shuttered themselves in Q1 than in Q408. (Crain’s)

Joss Whedon is a hack: Ten Ways to Provoke a Geek Argument. (Wired)

That Little Crisis? Yeah, Goldman Sachs is sorry about that. But that’s all over now that they’ve paid everyone back, right? (Dealbook)

Oddities: There is a shrine to Sarah Palin on the floor of the NYSE. (The Awl)

Misunderstandings: The real question to ask when you’re donating to charity. (Harvard Business)

On Housing and Finance: The housing and finance sectors caused the economic mess. Here’s why they can’t fix it. (Slate)

Please Please Please Invest: Hedge fund investors such as family trusts, pension funds and high net worth individuals say the sales drives intensified lately. (Reuters)

“Second Opinion” 100 Questionable Stimulus Projects. Here is the report. (Option Armageddon)

Crossing over: Buyout firms, which underwent their own rounds of layoffs, are recruiting bankers in order to gain credibility with the government in bank buyouts. (Reuters)

Trump Doubling Down: He’s buying his casinos back. (AP)