Articles by Alexander C. Kaufman

Alexander C. Kaufman is a reporter at the International Business Times covering companies, retail and media. He joined in May 2013. Previously, he was an editor of Mediabistro's FishbowlNY site and a media reporter at TheWrap in Los Angeles. Before that, he wrote about crime and city affairs at the Boston Globe. He studied political communication at Emerson College, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Beacon, overseeing the design and launch of a first-of-its-kind HTML5 website, one of the first newspapers in the world to do so. He got his start as a journalist at 15, writing for the Long-Islander, a weekly founded by poet Walt Whitman. When he has downtime, he collects photos of German Chancellor Angela Merkel frowning on this Tumblr

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Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.