Things we're reading today include …
LSE to use Baikal platform to take on Europe (Financial Times)
Financial News: Power struggle at B. of A. Merrill Lynch (Market News)
Britain facing 'worst recession since World War II', Darling to admit in Budget (Telegraph)
'Worst of UK recession is over', says CBI (Times)
Reports say UK 'to grow in 2010' (BBC)
Banks told bail-out repayments must be in US economic interest (Financial Times)
Eddie George: The governor unafraid to speak his mind (Times)
2008 "Worst Year" In Fortune 500 History (CBS News)
Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4B after IBM dropped bid (Boston Herald)
Top 15 Online Banking Properties in Europe (My Techbox)
Social network sites offer a new opportunity for retailers (Times)
One headline that caught my eyes today is: "UBS sells Brazilian unit" and I wondered how much was a Brazilian? Then realised it's the country not an amount of money.
Finally, thanks to the Ridiculant for providing the laugh of the weekend by finding this version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody made from photocopiers and computer hard drives:
It's a must-hear!
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