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Friday, September 19, 2003

Yahoo! News - Study: Low-Calorie Diet Can Extend Life: "It has long been known that laboratory animals live longer on a low-calorie diet. Now a study suggests that even if sensible eating is delayed until middle age, health can be improved and life extended. "

Yahoo! News - NBC's 'West Wing' to Take More Bipartisan Approach: "When NBC's White House drama 'The West Wing (news - web sites)' returns next week for its fifth year, the most obvious difference from last season will be that John Goodman (news), not Martin Sheen (news), is calling the shots in the Oval Office as the famously liberal show gets more bipartisan."

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Physicists Graduate from Wall Street... I'm also reading Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives by John Hull.... it's very interesting stuff.

HP buys two new Gulfstream Vs HP is bleeding red with RIF's and now they go out and buy some toys for the execs?

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Take Your Money and Leave - The growing war between public pension funds and private equity firms. By DanielĀ Gross Good article with links to PE performance data.

Yahoo! News - Study Shows Monkeys May Resent Unfairness