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Anybody notice all the yellow wristbands decorating the wrists of Olympic athletes?

Last week on the Buzz, I shared a link from a Q&A with Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. If you are an investor in the biotech or pharma space and didn't take time to read it, print it out and read it on the plane to the Minyanfest. If Senator Kerry wins, I would not be surprised if Dr. Angell is first in line for the FDA Commissioner spot. Even if she isn't, expect the views expressed in her Q&A to be very influential on the direction of the FDA in a Kerry administration.

Hot political rumor: John McCain will be nominated as the GOP VP at the end of this month. Yeah, old rumor but this is the first time we've heard it from McCain operatives in Arizona.

Toddo, where I grew up it was "ass over tea kettle." Unless the tea "cup" better describes cranial capacity than a tea "kettle."

Biotechs are strong enough in the last two sessions to make people think about their "sitting on the hands" approach. I note the NASDAQ Biotech Index has been up three or more days in a row only nine times this year - and nearly all either were in the first two months or happened during window dressing times at the end of a month.

There are so many places to go with this headline, I don't know where to start. At least Cassini isn't orbiting one planet farther out...

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the list of guinea pig stocks in the SEC's grand experiment to determine the effect of altered short-sale rules.

If you sell the house you grew up in, don't go back and see what the new owners are doing to it.

There are redemptions and then there are redemptions.

Do you merchandise these next to the bulk junk food, baby supplies, exercise equipment, or what?
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