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Some links to kick off your Thursday:

* Societe General uncovers $7.14 billion in fraud. And it’s all traced back to a single futures trader.

* Does Blackstone have a coal problem?

* Not at Davos? Well, at least you can watch via YouTube.

* LBOs love LIBOR.

* VCMike with some background of how Polaris originally got involved with WordPress creator Automattic.

* Brad Feld on burning out.

* New bidders for Northern Rock?