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Scoping | 07.29.09

bernie_madoff2.jpgBernie Madoff gloats from prison: I can’t believe I got away with Ponzi scheme for so long – That explains the smirking. [NYDN]
Microsoft and Yahoo Reach Deal on Search Partnership – Thank God. We thought we’d never see the end of this awkward flirting [New York Times]
EU examines Latvia bank bail-out – They’re likely to discover some questionable collateral at the very least. [BBC]
Bank of America May Trim Branches as Customers Use Web, Phones – Personal banking on the web. What a concept. Real reactionary, Charlotte. [Bloomberg]
KKR Plans a Dollar General IPO – Cheap stuff + Bad Economy = Big Money [WSJ]