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MID-DAY UPDATE: At least someone has money

Melissa Kaplan Jul 15, 2010

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From the desk of Bill Radke:

JP Morgan Chase made $4.8 billion last quarter. You can stop worrying about them.

New unemployment benefit claims fall by 29,000. Great news, huh? Oh, that’s right — unemployment benefits ran out. Nothing to claim.

China’s economy only grew by 10 percent last quarter. Slackers.

FDA advisory panel: GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug Avandia should stay on the market, despite the heart attack risk. It’s been around for 10 years and that counts for a lot.

BP’s cap fails again. Is it time to start feeling sorry for them?

A Beatles tribute band sues another Beatles tribute band for sounding too much like the first Beatles tribute band. This makes my brain itch.

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