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Check out the volume in the iShares Silver Trust (SLV).  (WSJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is buying Synthes.  (Dealbook, Bloomberg)

UPS (UPS) earnings explain the global economy in a nutshell.  (Money Game, Pragmatic Capitalism)

Ten tips on how to “avoid the landmines” in trading.  (UpsideTrader)

S&P takes a whack at Japan’s credit rating.  (FT Alphaville)

What is, and isn’t, at stake in today’s Federal Reserve press conference.  (MarketBeat, Money Game)

Ten more questions for Chairman Bernanke.  (Global Macro Monitor)

Why reputation doesn’t really matter anymore on Wall Street (and corporate America). (Dealbook, naked capitalism)

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