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peHUB Second Opinion 9.16

The Recession is Over! Says Ben Bernanke. (Bloomberg) Celebrate. Support the fizzling champagne industry (WSJ).

Scott Sperling Isn’t Worried: In addressing the issue of about $430 billion of leveraged loans coming due between 2012 and 2014, Sperling says that a rebound in bond and equity markets and M&A should help borrowers refinance much of that debt. (The Deal)

Congrats: Felix Salmon has played a party in Dick Fuld’s “smouldering resentment.” (Reuters)

Good News for Startups: Tech M&A is back. (GigaOm)

Cause & Effect: American Capital gets another exit, and another stock bump (WSJ)

Park within a Park: Blackstone Group’s Universal Studios will include a Harry Potter set of rides in its newest park. (Reuters)