Bartiromo wouldn't make it at Motley Fool
Motley Fool contributor S.J. Caplan, a former vice president and assistant general counsel of Goldman Sachs and former vice president and derivative finance specialist at Lehman Brothers, writes that CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo would not have been able to make her trip on the Citigroup jet if she worked for the personal finance news site.
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