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Some investors are looking to take advantage of what they view as an education bubble by shorting student-loan- and Ed-related companies – NYTimes

Ex-VW-Chairman Ferdinand Piech has thrown a wrench in the automaker’s official narrative of the emissions cheating scandal by suggesting, in sworn testimony, that the company knew of the cheating months before it was disclosed by US authorities – WSJ

Anthem announced yesterday that it’s appealing Wednesday’s ruling that it couldn’t move forward with its planned Cigna merger.  But assuming the deal is over, buckle up for a contentious breakup fee battle – NYTimes

Ireland’s supercheap Ryanair won’t be jumping across the pond any time soon, despite dropping some hints about American flights back in 2015 – Bloomberg

The Journal enlists experts for some speculation about how the future of the DOL’s fiduciary rule will play out –  WSJ and Law360

Not a good look [pre-amendment, at least] for the supposedly forward-looking Snap and its lone female director – NYTimes

The inside scoop on a potential Dodd-Frank paring playbook [alternative view here] – Law360

There’s a little cognitive dissonance in this Reckit Benckiser/Mead Johnson merger.  I’ll let you do the math at home – NYTimes and WSJ

The IMF is once again issuing warnings about Greece’s debt load – Marketplace

Yesterday we gave our Northeast friends some thoughts on what to cook.  Now, as they dig out (and the rest of us look to unwind at the end of a long week), here are some thoughts on what to watch – NYTimes

Have a good weekend,

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