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Going public: Oh, thaaat’s why the 2011 IPO projections look so good…

Payoff: Many folks wised up and stopped buying Merrill Lynch’s mortgage-backed securities—except for those who were paid to keep buying

Payback: the Treasury Dept. scoops up $2.7B from TARP recipients


They’ve got game: gaming companies found plenty of eager investors this year

Packin’ heat: AlixPartners


QE2: was it necessary? We say yes.

Deals: Not everyone has packed it in for the holiday season yet

Give: This map a look, then go check out your closet—it’s getting awful cold out there and you stopped wearing fleece in 2003

Happy Holidays!