Luigi Ronsisvalle was like the Forrest Gump of the mafia

During his two decades as Brooklyn’s top homicide prosecutor, Michael Vecchione had to deal with all kinds of essays, but none were less impressive than Luigi the Zip. Short, overweight, disheveled and speaking broken English, Sicilian import Luigi Ronsisvalle – nicknamed “the human bowling ball” by Vecchione for being as wide as he was tall … Read more

What were Elon Musk’s lenders thinking?

When Elon Musk sought funding for his bid to take over Twitter earlier this year, he had little trouble finding institutions willing to give him the money he needed. Morgan Stanley took the lead and organized a syndicate of banks, including Bank of America and Barclays, which pledged to lend Musk $13 billion. The whole … Read more

Xi Jinping will not change China’s economic model again anytime soon

Text size Residents watch newspapers with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg About the author: Shehzad H. Qazi is the CEO of China Beige Book. Tweet a @shehzadhqazi. Monday was a brutal day for Chinese equities. What has become the biggest selloff in the Hang … Read more