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Lazard results top Street on gains from M&A unit

Lazard Inc. posted a flat second-quarter profit Thursday, but its adjusted results topped analyst estimates as it saw strong gains from its corporate merger and advisory business, including deals involving the buyouts of MetroPCS by T-Mobile and H.J. Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway. Full story

Banker Behind Berkshire-Heinz Deal

   Antonio Weiss, Lazard global head of M&A, discusses the details of the Berkshire-Heinz deal, and weighs in on the emerging trend of foreign capital finding a home in the buyout of U.S. companies.

Tax Laws and Charitable Deductions

   Gary Parr, Lazard vice president, explains why he is concerned about the fate of charitable giving.

Are Banks Too Big to Regulate?

   Gary Parr, Lazard vice president, discusses how investor activism impacts corporate governance; and explains how regulations and stricter capital controls are impacting big banks.

Boston Police Urge People to Stay Indoors

   Art Hogan, Lazard, discusses the difficult time he had getting into his Boston office today, as police urge people to stay at home.

Test of Strength For Banks on the Way

   Eugene Ludwig, Promontory Financial Group CEO, and Gary Parr, Lazard Freres deputy chairman, discuss how a flood of new regulations will impact bank earnings.

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  Where Big Money Makes Big Deals

Gary Parr, Lazard Freres deputy chairman, discusses where the big money is making cross-border deals, and weighs in on the transformation taking place in the banking industry.

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