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Motivation RecordsWEEK IN VERSE Rik Mayall’s World Cup ode, ‘Noble England,’ is rousing sports fans from London’s Canary Wharf to Manaus, Brazil.


Who has time to advise a deal or underwrite an initial public offering when important events are taking place in one of the BRIC countries?


A look back on our reporting of the past week’s highs and lows in finance.




Priceline to Buy OpenTable for $2.6 Billion | DealBook »


Deal Would Make Amaya the World’s Largest Online Gambling Company | DealBook »


Univision Owners Said to Weigh a Sale | DealBook »




In Emerging Markets, What Scares Most Investors Entices This One | DealBook »


Hostile Takeover Bids for Big Firms Across Industries Make a Comeback | DealBook »


New York Attorney General Supports a Bill Regulating Payroll Cards | DealBook »


Britain’s Top Financial Authorities Focus on Perils of Debt | DealBook »


BNP Paribas Executive Leaves as Trade Investigation Grows | DealBook »




Golfer’s Role in Trading Said to Be Overstated | DealBook »


Goldman Sachs Misses Out on Big Alibaba Payoff | DealBook »


Banks Fear Collateral Is Missing in China | DealBook »


Goldman and Bain Settle Suit on Collusion | DealBook »


To Counter G.E., Japanese Company May Join Siemens in Alstom Bid | DealBook »




A Mortgage Settlement Is Said to Be Deadlocked | DealBook »


Hong Kong Regulators Tense About China Loans | DealBook »


A.I.G. Names Successor to Executive Who Nursed It Through Fiscal Crisis | DealBook »


Endowment Chief to Exit At Harvard | DealBook »


Deal Professor: In Tough Market, Investment Banks Seek Shelter or Get Out | DealBook »




Merck Bids $3.8 Billion for an Edge in Hepatitis | DealBook »


Stiff Rivalry to Manage Tech Billions | DealBook »


DealBook Column: Why Uber Might Well Be Worth $18 Billion | DealBook »


After a Short, Furious Battle, a Rich Offer for Hillshire | DealBook »


Financial Tech Start-Up From London Gets a Lift | DealBook »




Tyson Is Said to Be Winner of Battle for Hillshire | DealBook »


Netflix Investors to Vote on C.E.O.-Chairman Split | DealBook »



‘Noble England’ | Rik Mayall’s World Cup ode is rousing sports fans from Canary Wharf in London to Manaus, Brazil. The British alternative comic, who died this week, was best known for his role on “The Young Ones.” YouTube »

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