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Waking up With Nicole Lapin

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Grab your hump day poison as you are contributing to Starbucks new rise this morning to the #3 restaurant chain (behind Mickey Dees and Wendy's)...and get a move on! Here's what you need to know:

HISTORY: Futures are slightly firmer as we all get giddy for the first episode of Ben's Meet the Press. The times change- decision is out at 12:30 pm and the presser is 2:30 pm. Get. Excited.

HAVEN: Gold and silver continue to rally as the dollar weakens against major crosses.

HELL: Portugal needs even more time to reach budget deficit targets.

PURGATORY: Australia sees the biggest jump in inflation in almost 5 years.

CUT: Nokia will lay off four thousand people and outsource three thousand jobs.

PASTE: Citi palns to hire 500 people over the next few years.

MOTHERS MILK: Boeing's profit beats, revenue short; Whirlpool beats; Barclays, Credit Suisse misses; BP obviously misses.

DEALIN: J&J buys Synthes for $21.6 billion, CenturyLink buys Savvis for $2.5 billion.

STEALIN: Sony says credit cards of its 77 million gamers could be gonzo. That's the largest internet security break ever.

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