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Waking up With Nicole Lapin

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Stop talking to yourself and feeling old. I know rainy days and Mondays get you down, but I'm here to help you feel like you belong, at least with me and the other graveyard runners:

JAPAN: The Nikkei plunged 6 percent—The quake selloff wipes $287 billion from Tokyo stock market. S&P says no immediate effect of AA—sovereign rating, however.

DEAD PAN: Other Asian markets stabilized, Europe is flatlining (save the insurers) and US futures are only moderately lower.

DEATH'S DOOR: Watch these companies effected in Japan. Utilities: Tepco, J-Power, Tokyo Gas. Refiners: Cosmo Oil, JX Holdings, AOC Holdings. Autos: Nissan, Toyota, Honda. Manufacturers: Sony, Fuji Heavy. Brewers: Kirin Holdings, Sapporo Breweries. Miners: Sumitomo Metal, JFE Steel, Mitsui Mining.

COMING OUT: HP's Apotheker is expected to promise double-digit EPS growth later today.

COMING TOGETHER: Warren's pulling that elephant trigger by acquiring specialty chemical company Lubrizol Corp for $9 billion in cash. This is one of the largest aquisitions in its history (no animals hurt in the process, that I know of).

SELL OUT: Greece's cash deficit shrank 28.6% year-on-year, meaning a lower net borrowing need.

SOLD OUT: If you tried to snag an iPad2, you know they sold out within hours. Analysts are now guessing 500k-1m were sold this weekend.

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