Unfounded Rumor Of The Morning, DE Shaw Edition

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Very supposedly layoffs are planned to go down "some time this week, possibly as early as today" at DE Shaw. Apparently, not to worry, the cuts "will not affect any A-team players. This is just a cutting of fat." Given that the firm went through axings as recently as June ("a result of efficiency right-sizing analysis") we're skeptical. If you (David) know anything, let us know.
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