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Scene Last Night: Staley Faces Whale, Stoudemire Hits Met

The irony of speaking to 600 guests beneath a 94-foot replica of a blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History was not lost on JPMorgan Chase & Co. investment-banking chairman Jes Staley.

Staley’s division is busy unwinding trades that lost $5.8 billion in the first half of this year and were executed by the so-called London whale, a U.K.-based trader in JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office.