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In 2016, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.93 billion, compared to the US$1.88 billion it accrued in 2015. HBO has 130 million subscribers worldwide. The network provides seven 24-hour multiplex channels, including HBO Comedy, HBO Latino, HBO Signature, and HBO Family.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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The Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also included several federal law enforcement agencies. This position in the federal government of the United States is analogous to the Minister of Finance in many other countries. The Secretary of the Treasury is a member of the President's Cabinet, and is nominated by the President of the United States. Nominees for Secretary of the Treasury undergo a confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Finance before being voted on by the United States Senate.

Ben Bernanke

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According to The New York Times, Bernanke "has been attacked for failing to foresee the financial crisis, for bailing out Wall Street, and, most recently, for injecting an additional $600 billion into the banking system to give the slow recovery a boost." In a letter to Congress from then-New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo dated April 23, 2009, Bernanke was mentioned along with former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in allegations of fraud concerning the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America. The letter alleged that the extent of the losses at Merrill Lynch were not disclosed to Bank of America by Bernanke and Paulson.

The Wall Street Journal

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The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

American International Group

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District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker on May 25, 2011 AIG sold its Taiwanese life insurance company Nan Shan Life to a consortium of buyers for $2.16 billion in January 2011. Due to the Q3 2011 net loss widening, on November 3, 2011, AIG shares plunged 49 percent year to date. The insurer's board approved a share buyback of as much as $1 billion. Nine years after the initial bailout, in 2017, the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council removed AIG from its list of too-big-to-fail institutions. The United States Department of the Treasury announced an offering of 188.5 million shares of AIG for a total of $5.8 billion on May 7, 2012.

Jamie Dimon

James "Jamie" Dimon
In the case of the 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss, according to a US Senate report published in March 2013 after 9 months of investigation, Dimon misled investors and regulators in April as losses rose dangerously to $6.2 billion on a "monstrous" derivatives bet made by the so-called "London Whale" Bruno Iksil. According to Carl Levin, chairman of this panel, JP Morgan had "a trading operation that piled on risk, ignored limits on risk taking, hid losses, dodged oversight and misinformed the public".

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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The Commission also negotiated the largest settlements in the history of the SEC (approximately $51 billion in all) on behalf of investors who purchased auction rate securities from six different financial institutions. The SEC has been criticized "for being too 'tentative and fearful' in confronting wrongdoing on Wall Street", and for doing "an especially poor job of holding executives accountable". Christopher Cox, the former SEC chairman, has recognized the organization's multiple failures in relation to the Bernard Madoff fraud.

Warren Buffett

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In 2008, Buffett became the richest person in the world, with a total net worth estimated at $62 billion by Forbes and at $58 billion by Yahoo, overtaking Bill Gates, who had been number one on the Forbes list for 13 consecutive years. In 2009, Gates regained the top position on the Forbes list, with Buffett shifted to second place. Both of the men's values dropped, to $40 billion and $37 billion respectively—according to Forbes, Buffett lost $25 billion over a 12-month period during 2008/2009. In October 2008, the media reported that Buffett had agreed to buy General Electric (GE) preferred stock.

JPMorgan Chase

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JPMorgan Chase, which helped underwrite $15.4 billion of WorldCom's bonds, agreed in March 2005 to pay $2 billion; that was 46 percent, or $630 million, more than it would have paid had it accepted an investor offer in May 2004 of $1.37 billion. J.P. Morgan was the last big lender to settle. Its payment is the second largest in the case, exceeded only by the $2.6 billion accord reached in 2004 by Citigroup. In March 2005, 16 of WorldCom's 17 former underwriters reached settlements with the investors.


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Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged (a weighted average). Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It has been described as the video game industry's "premier" review aggregator.

New York City

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In October 2014, the Anbang Insurance Group, based in China, purchased the Waldorf Astoria New York for US$1.95 billion, making it the world's most expensive hotel ever sold.

Squawk Box

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Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times, joined Kernen and Quick in order to succeed Quintanilla's anchoring duties. Sorkin made his debut as co-anchor July 18, 2011. On October 13, 2014, Squawk Box, along with CNBC's other trading-day shows, were launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of a network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation on that same day.

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

2011(63rd)Primetime Emmy Awards
Mad Men (AMC) – 7. 30 Rock (NBC) / The Good Wife (CBS) / Too Big to Fail (HBO) – 6. By network. ABC – 5. CBS / HBO / PBS – 4. The 101 Network / Comedy Central – 2. By program. Modern Family (ABC) – 5. Downton Abbey (PBS) – 4. Cliff Robertson. Elizabeth Taylor. Anne Francis. James MacArthur. Peter Falk. Harold Gould. Stanley Frazen. James Arness. Janet MacLachlan. Madelyn Pugh Davis. Steve Landesberg. Blake Edwards. Betty Garrett. John Cossette. Bill Erwin. Barbara Billingsley. Leslie Nielsen. Tom Bosley. Reza Badiyi. Leonard B. Stern. Ryan Dunn. Denise Cramsey. Frank Potenza. Bob Banner. Andy Whitfield. Fred Steiner. Jill Clayburgh. John Dye. Jack LaLanne. Al Masini. Sada Thompson.

David Costabile

He is best known for his television work, having appeared in supporting roles in several television series such as Billions, Breaking Bad, Damages, Flight of the Conchords, Suits, and The Wire. He has also acted on film and in Broadway theatre. Costabile was born in Washington, D.C. He is of Italian descent. He attended Gonzaga College High School, graduating in 1985, and Tufts University. He graduated from New York University's MFA program in acting in 1998. Costabile has appeared on Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of Translations in 2007, the musical Titanic in 1997, and The Tempest in 1995.

Asia Kate Dillon

Asia Kate Dillon (born November 15, 1984) is an American actor, best known for their roles as Brandy Epps in Orange Is the New Black and Taylor Mason in Billions. Dillon is non-binary and uses singular they pronouns. Their role on Billions is the first non-binary main character on North American television, and earned them a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Dillon graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. They enrolled in and completed the Meisner training program at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca during their junior year of high school at age sixteen. They were the youngest student ever admitted to the class.

Toby Leonard Moore

Since 2016, he has appeared in Billions as Bryan Connerty. Moore is married to Australian actress Michelle Vergara Moore, and lives in New York City. * Toby Leonard Moore on

Condola Rashād

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She plays Kate Sacker on the Showtime drama series Billions. She appeared opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor in Come Sunday (2018), which is available on Netflix streaming. She is currently playing Joan of Arc in the Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's play Saint Joan. Rashād was born in New York on December 11, 1986 to actress Phylicia Rashad and sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, a former professional football player. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. In 2009, Rashād received the Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance in the Off-Broadway production Ruined and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.