* RIP BCE: The mega-buyout binge of ’06-’07 is finally over.
* BreakingViews: “Apollo and Cerberus may need help from the god of hopeless causes.”
* Banks keep trying to game the system, and the system keeps giving them ways to do it.
* Heidi catches up with the AIG and Lehman asset sales.
* Tough times for PE-backed Neiman Marcus. Maybe if they accepted credit cards other than AmEx…
* Forget the bonus. What is John Thain’s future at BoA?
* Wallstrip on negotiation: