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Deal Surge: Carlyle to sell Philosophy to Coty for about $1 billion.  Also, TPG looks to buy J. Crew again and is teaming up with Leonard Green  in a $2.8 billion deal.

Truth or Not: Did Apple buy voice recognition company Nuance or not?

Back to Normal: HP employees rejoice as new CEO returns pay back to previous levels.

Deal Blocked: Dynegy scraps Blackstone’s $604.5 million takeover because of lack of shareholder support.

Good Returns: Accel Partner’s extraordinary 2005 fund IX.

Hedgies in Crosshairs: Insider trading probe heats up and feds raid hedge funds. And, a who’s-who of everyone named in the scandal so far.

Being Prepared: What you should, and shouldn’t ask, during that interview, from FINS.

Another Bidder: Bain’s interest in Seagate is waning. But wait, another party may be interested.

Cooking Stupid: How cooking a turkey brings out the stupid in all of us.

Getting Bigger: Carlos Slim buys a stake in BlackRock.

Soft Questions: Rattner tells Charlie Rose that NYAG Cuomo’s pursuit of him was “close to extortion.”

Incredible: Only in Manhattan can you pay $210 an hour to play tennis indoors.