BeachComber: The Weekend Started Yesterday

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Worn out by another ugly week in the markets? Don't worry, you still have time to sign up for BeachComber, DealBreaker's summertime email-only special newsletter. Even if you missed the first two editions, by now you've probably heard DealBreaker launched a weekly newsletter focused on escaping work and engaging in leisure, especially in the Hamptons. Every Friday afternoon we'll update you on the expected weather, traffic and parties you'll be encountering in the East Egg of the twenty-first century. We might throw in a couple of links to business stories too.

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