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Waking up With Nicole Lapin

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Get on your pastels and power through this day...even as your friends in London and Hong Kong are pub-crawling on their day off.

MIXED BAG: Asian ended mixed; Europe is at "naught point naught" since they're closed; US futures are higher.

BENJAMINS: Dollar strenghtens against the yen after a negative Q2 GDP warning; but weakens overall.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS: Radioshack matches estimates, Johnson Controls beats; Chinese Internet portal Sohu.com really beat with a 48% jump in net profit.

SHOPPING: Barrick wants to buy Equinox for $7.3b; Tenet, meanwhile, rejects the Community Health Systems' all-cash bid.

PENNY WISE: NYSE says a DB deal could save them $9.8b- up about 1/3 from the initial estimate.

PBOC WATCH: A researcher says they're investing in energy because of the volatility in treasuries.

WATCH YOUR BACK: GM will likely retake the crown from Toyota, after their Japanese supply chain woes.

BLAME: Investigators say it may be a problem at a Boeing plant 15 years ago that caused the midair tear in the Southwest flight.

GODOT: Forget waiting for him (and the white iPhone), it's all about waiting for the Raj verdict after 6 weeks.

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