Nobel Cash Flow

The Nobel Foundation, which just finished its weeklong string of awarding its prizes, is some financial issues, Bloomberg reports. The foundation, which had turned to hedge fund investments, may soon be now looking for charitable donations, Bloomberg adds, as it took a hit in those markets.

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