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The S.E.C. is changing its case against Galleon.

The Wall Street Journal is keeping tabs on Ben Bernanke’s nomination.

Sen. Carl Levin is being asked–told?–to table a”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hearing.

Freshkills becomes a birdwatching HOTSPOT.

Picasso as slapstick at the Met.

Thin employees get bigger discounts at Whole Foods.

Shocker: Scarlett Johansson holds her own with Liev Schreiber.

Cormac McCarthy as rainy day reading.

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