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Wall Street Roundup: Bearish millionaires. Dick Fuld now flying commercial.

August 26, 2010 |  8:07 am

A blip of light. Among all the bad economic news that has landed recently, the Labor Department announced Thursday morning that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped for the first time in four weeks.

Bearish millionaires. A survey of millionaires found that their confidence in the market fell to the lowest level in over a year. 

Dick Fuld is flying commercial. Fortune does its best to find out what Dick Fuld, the reclusive former chief executive of Lehman Brothers, has been doing since his company went bankrupt, and determines that he is now flying commercial flights between his homes in Sun Valley and Florida. 

Madoff gets up early. CNBC does its best to find out what Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's life has been like behind bars, and learns that his conjugal visits have been closely monitored.

An omen's creator. Meet the blind high school teacher who created the "Hindenburg Omen," a much-buzzed about stock market predictor that our Tom Petruno has written about. 

-- Nathaniel Popper


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