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Cofee10 retailers who might not live to see 2009.

* BCE Plan B.

* Atlas Hedged

* Morning call: U.S. futures slip on consumer and energy worries, European shares down at mid-day, Nikkei and Hong Kong both rise to finish with weekly gains.

* “Bailout” is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year.

* Apple has most everything on sale today, but the iPhone and MacBook Pro are full-price.

* TARP has lots of problems, including a lack of staffers to manage it.

* Buy a toaster, get a free bank.

* A local Fox affiliate goes in search of Dick Fuld.

* Post-layoff options: 8 strategies to pursue if you get the axe.

* Knowledge @Wharton on the fairness isssue: What to do about the flood of home foreclosures.

* Ritholtz is on credit crisis watch, and the view is mixed.

* Since today is all about shopping, here’s a video of the Consumer Panel from the recent Buyouts West event in Los Angeles. It’s moderated by our own Erin Griffith: