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BlackRock and Larry Fink are under media scrutiny from various angles.

The FT locates a wise Swabian housewife and asks her about the financial crisis. 

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Woodrow Wilson was the world’s first Twitterer, says Nick Carr.

David Carr feels the New York Times will survive. 

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“I’m going to need to learn about merchant banking again and they are going to have to learn to have some old idiot like me who actually asks what they are doing.”

- Johann Rupert, the 58-year-old South African billionaire who has invested in the former Lehman Brothers private equity business. 

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Sony’s PlayStation 3 is not doing very well at all.

Bernard Madoff’s alleged “giant Ponzi scheme”

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The wiser part of John Thain’s head prevails.

The Mumbai terrorists used VoIP phones

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Trustworthy news is for the upper-middle class.

They hang pirates, don’t they

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Blu-Ray: “Everything is coming together. The only dark cloud is the economy.”

Reader’s Digest: “We’re completely uncool and we embrace that.” 

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Murdoch keeps faith with Ailes.

At the soup kitchen in a high hat and tuxedo

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Tyler Brûlé is opening a shop.

Adolf Merckle lost a lot of money by shorting Volkswagen. 

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Megan McArdle poses a very good question.

Kathleen Parker quotes me approvingly, of which I approve. 

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Hank Paulson comes to his senses about buying mortgage securities.

John Whitehead thinks this is worse than the Great Depression

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Lobsters are plentiful, herring are scarce.

Jim Surowiecki argues back on Lehman Brothers cogently, damn him.