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Write-Offs: 09.02.08

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$$$ Deals: Microsoft, Cisco Pony Up Again
In our M&A roundup for the period ended Aug. 31, the two giants are back in the game with mid-market bids, although other dealmaking continues fairly slack. []
$$$Will a Lehman-KDB deal kill Neuberger Berman auction? [The Deal]
$$$ 20 Professors Who Devote Themselves to Notorious Corporations [BP]
$$$ I'm looking for a married man 40+ who's accustomed to being spoiled, who desires the companionship of an elegant, yet down to earth, extremely feminine woman. Please be a man who is interested in helping a starving artist. I seem to find I get along best with hedge fund managers, investment bankers, CEO's and those in real estate. [craigslist]
$$$Flush Citi teams poached by Convergent [IN]


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