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Wall Street Roundup: Goldman's British wrist slap. The man who shorted your house.

Good numbers. New claims for unemployment benefits were down last week, as was the trade deficit, according to figures released Thursday morning, giving the market a jolt.

Goldman's British wrist slap. On the tail of the Securities and Exchange Commission's $550-million settlement with Goldman Sachs, British financial regulators fined the Wall Street firm $27 million in the case of the infamous Abacus security.

Goldman's fleeing traders. Members of Goldman Sachs' lucrative proprietary trading desk are looking at offers from other big-name firms after financial regulation barred the practice at Goldman.

The man who shorted your house. The Deutsche Bank trader who became famous during the financial crisis for his shirt reading, "I'm Short Your House," reflects on the housing bubble and his effort to avoid the limelight. 

Chatting about Wall Street 2. After an early screening of the new Oliver Stone movie, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," two cheeky Wall Street commentators have an electronic chat about their decidedly negative read on the film. 

--Nathaniel Popper

 
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