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The Trader and St. Peter

Nov 11, 2008
A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy dressed in a very sharp suit....

Mergers and Consolidations

Nov 4, 2008
Because of the ongoing market turmoil, several companies are merging in order to survive. Some results of these mergers:...
Posted In: 3M, consolidtations, fedex, goodyear, mergers

Stripped of value

Oct 24, 2008
From the Daily Show with John Stewart......
Posted In: AIG, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley

Some things never change

Oct 24, 2008
This comes from Mark Twain, but still applies ......
Posted In: Mark Twain, months

He's got a million of 'em . . .

Oct 24, 2008
From Jay Leno, NBC's Tonight Show:...
Posted In: Jay Leno, Lehman Brothers, unemployed

Heard across the pond . . .

Oct 24, 2008
From the U.K ......

Balance sheets, Bush and Bentley . . .

Oct 24, 2008
Jokes collected by The New York Times' Freakonomics blog from its readers ......
Posted In: balance sheets, Bentley, Bush, Lehman Brothers

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