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Wall Street Roundup: Jon Stewart's take. The Harvard omen.

November 17, 2010 |  9:17 am

Gold: Trading now at $1,340 per ounce, up 2% from Tuesday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 11,035.58, up 0.1% from Tuesday.

Wall Street to Washington? The head of a boutique Wall Street firm, Roger Altman, appears to be a leading candidate to replace Larry Summers as the head of President Obama's National Economic Council -- a move that could smooth some of the disagreement between Obama and the bankers. 

Jon Stewart's take. The authors of a new history of Wall Street's troubles appeared on Jon Stewart for an extended discussion of what went wrong -- watch it yourself. Stewart

The Harvard omen. Harvard MBAs are rushing back to Wall Street firms -- could that be a bad sign for the economy? One analyst thinks so.

A post-crisis tally. An artful set of slideshows provides a tour of which wheelers and dealers on Wall Street managed to survive the crisis; which ones thrived, and which ones decided to get out.

--Nathaniel Popper

Photo: Jon Stewart. Credit: Jason DeCrow / Associated Press