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Articles from October 6, 2008

?1M Bill for Ormond St Blaze
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD LONDON'S Great Ormond Street Hospital faces a ?1million repair bill for last week's fire and blast damage, the Standard can reveal today. These exclusive pictures show for the first time the devastation caused to the...
?400M More to Keep the 2012 Village on Track
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs may ask the Government for a bail-out of more than ?400 million to keep the construction programme in the Olympic Park on track during the credit crunch. The Olympic Delivery Authority will this month ask...
42-Day Detention Bill to Be Shelved after U-Turn; Uneasy: Jacqui Smith Is Not Keen to Have to Push the Plan through Again
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN today began an embarrassing retreat on his plan to hold terrorist suspects for up to 42 days without charge. The flagship anti-terrorism legislation will be allowed to die when, as expected, it...
A Brideshead Visit out East
Byline: SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS LONDON, or more accurately Shoreditch, is having a Twenties moment. Perhaps it's the Brideshead effect, the new film having inspired followers to dream of spires and throw on their cricket whites along with lashings of...
All Change at the Top as Boris's Team Heads List of Influentials; New Power: Boris Johnson Heads the Evening Standard's List after Winning the Mayoral Election in May
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY, PIPPA CRERAR THE dramatic transformation of London's political leadership is revealed today. An Evening Standard analysis of the top figures in the capital shows Boris Johnson is the most influential person in London...
America's Ultimate Money Man; Making the Big Pitch: Warren Buffett, Creator of More Multimillionaires Than Anyone on the Planet, Is a Hero to Millions in the US
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder (Bloomsbury, ?25) HALFWAY through Alice Schroeder's epic, the reader is brought up short. Warren Buffett's daughter, Susie, is in her thirties and...
And a Small Glass of Chateau Plonk, Please
Byline: VICKY WARD LAST week saw not just the initial failure of Hank Paulson's bail-out bill but also the death of the $800 bottle of wine. "It's just not OK to have that on your expenses at a time like this," one restaurateur says he has been...
A Passion for America's Reinvention; 1.turning Point: Schama Believes US Democracy Was Reborn at the Iowa Caucuses When Obama Beat Establishment Favourite Hillary Clinton. above, Obama with Wife Michelle 2. Simon Sschama: Enduring Passion for the USA
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER The American Future: A History by Simon Schama (Bodley Head, ?20) ADMIRATION for America and Leftwing views rarely go together in this country. "Why d'you want to go to burgerland?" one fellow Cambridge Left-winger sneered...
A Political Coup to Arrest Any Policeman
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN THE OUTRAGE of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and the police establishment at Boris Johnson's "politicisation" of the Met by removing its Commissioner has been both ludicrous and deeply gratifying to behold. Of course, the...
Barrow's Boy Calls the Shots but Will Big Deals Surface?
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST WHEN Peter Mandelson was forced to quit the then DTI in 1998, the civil servants lined up on the stairs and in the entrance lobby to applaud him. In just five months, he'd made a positive impact on what was seen as a secondary...
Boris 'Abusing Powers of Met Police Authority'
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, KATHARINE BARNEY BORIS JOHNSON came under fire today as he chaired a meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority for the first time. The Mayor was accused of failing to consult the majority of MPA members, first over...
Brown's Dilemma& to Bail or Not to Bail
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST GORDON BROWN is engaged in a dizzying high-wire act. He's weighing up whether to guarantee all UK bank deposits as a slew of other governments have done or he could take shares in the banks in the hope recapitalisation will...
Can It Get Any Worse for Ramos at Spurs? Painful Viewing: Manager Juande Ramos Suffers through Tottenham's Defeat by Hull
Byline: TOM COLLOMOSSE THE problems were piling up for Juande Ramos at White Hart Lane today after yet another defeat left Tottenham languishing at the bottom of the League. The team were booed off the field following their 1-0 loss to Hull City,...
Capello Is Putting His Trust in Walcott
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL FABIO CAPELLO today hailed Theo Walcott as the future of English football after the Italian appeared to consign Michael Owen to the history books. The 28 year old's omission from the 23-man squad to face Kazakhstan and...
Chaplain: Gay Men Should Have Sodomy Warning Tattoos
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK, SAMANTHA CAIRNS THE chaplain to the London Stock Exchange is under pressure to quit today after demanding that gay men should be forced to have sodomy warnings tattooed on their bodies. The suggestion was contained in...
Chaplain: Gay Men Should Have Sodomy Warning Tattoos; Offensive: The Rev Peter Mullen Who Faces a Possible Disciplinary Hearing for the Remarks on His Blog, Which Have Been Condemned by the Bishop of London
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK, SIMON KIRBY THE chaplain to the London Stock Exchange is under pressure to quit today after demanding gay men should be forced to have "sodomy" warnings tattooed on their bodies. The suggestion is contained in a series...
City Life
CANARY WHARF DEFIES THE CREDIT CRUNCH EVERY cloud has a silver lining. When Lehman went down, there was gloom at Canary Wharf, with the area facing the embarrassing prospect of an empty bank headquarters. Then Nomura announced it was buying Lehman's...
Deficit Chill for the Chancellor
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON PEOPLE who have forgotten how to cope with recessions and have similarly forgotten, or never knew, how to handle negative equity in housing will soon have to come to terms with a new challenge living with a massive deterioration...
Dizaei, a Boycott and a Sense of Deja Vu
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS THERE was an unsettling sense of d?j? vu at Scotland Yard today following the decision by the Met's Black Police Association to call for a recruitment boycott. We have been here before, and in circumstances that give rise...
'Education Will Suffer with Adonis Reshuffle'
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL SENIOR Tory Michael Gove today raised fears that the integrity of Labour's education reforms could suffer after the replacement of Lord Adonis as Schools Minister. Shadow children's secretary Mr Gove praised the Blairite...
Envious Scourge of the Bourgeoisie
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT All Our Worldly Goods by Ir?ne N?mirovsky, trans Sandra Smith (Chatto, ?16.99) CONTEMPT is a peculiar reason for writing a novel, and there is no escaping its stench in this N?mirovsky rediscovery, first published in France...
Europe Fears Grow as Giant Duo Seek to Curb Damage
Byline: ROBERT LEA TWO of Europe's largest banks stoked fears of a domino effect among the Continent's troubled financial institutions today as UniCredit and Danske moved to shore up investor confidence. Announcing a suspension of its shares...
Ex-Terror Chief: 42-Day Detention Bill Won't Work
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN'S plan to allow police to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge suffered a fresh blow today. Former Metropolitan Police antiterror chief Andy Hayman warned that the Counter-Terrorism Bill...
Fearless Farrell Makes Instant Impact on Debut; Teen Spirit: Scarlets' No10 Stephen Jones Helps to Block Owen Farrell but Was Very Impressed by the 17-Year-Old's Debut Yesterday
Byline: Chris Jones OWEN FARRELL has been hailed as a "phenomenal talent" after becoming the youngest ever player in English professional rugby. The tribute came from Wales outsidehalf Stephen Jones, who faced the 17-year-old as Llanelli Scarlets...
Ferrexpo at Record Low after Big Holder Sells Off
Byline: MICKEY CLARK SHARES of Ukrainian iron-ore miner Ferrexpo slumped 17?p to a record low of 100p today after its biggest shareholder dumped ?144 million of stock at a substantial discount to the ruling market price. Kostyantin Zhevago has...
First Meeting of Business Council Calls for Third Heathrow Runway
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY BORIS JOHNSON has been asked to reconsider his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow in a meeting with top business leaders. The Mayor was taking part in the first session of his newly-created International Business...
Florent Flourishes in Scolari's Samba Side; Second Time Lucky: Michael Ballack, Who Had Seen His Shot from an Ashley Cole Pass Blocked, Watches on as Nicolas Anelka Cooly Taps in the Rebound for Chelsea's Second Goal
Byline: James Olley Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 0 AS Luiz Felipe Scolari continues to steer Chelsea out of the shadow cast by Jose Mourinho that consumed Avram Grant, revitalised winger Florent Malouda today hailed the impact the Brazilian has had...
Forgiving Zola Ready to Keep Faith with Blundering Green; Moment to Forget: Rob Green Grimaces as Kevin Davies Scores
Byline: DAVID SMITH GIANFRANCO ZOLA today insisted Robert Green was worthy of a call-up to England's World Cup squad even though the goalkeeper's blunders cost him his first Premier League defeat as West Ham manager. Green's catalogue of mistakes...
Fury Fuels Wonderful Walcotts New Drive
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI GETTING angry has transformed Theo Walcott into a key player for both Arsenal and England, says Gunners goalkeeper Manuel Almunia. The 19-year-old netted a stunning hat-trick against Croatia last month and has been hailed...
Germany Is out of Line
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JOE MURPHY ALISTAIR DARLIng today rapped german Chancellor Angela Merkel for sparking a chaotic rush across Europe to protect bank savings. In thinly veiled criticism, the Chancellor demanded that European Union nations...
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER THE dramatic resignation of Sir Ian Blair as Metropolitan Police Commissioner last week vividly demonstrated how influence is changing in our city. Mayor Boris Johnson told Sir Ian privately, in a "pleasant but determined...
Iceland Bailout near as Krona Dives 23%; Merger Option: Premier Geir Haarde May Bring Iceland's Big Three Banks Together
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE Icelandic krona fell a staggering 23% today as the country awaited details of an economic bailout for its banks. At one point, one euro was worth 200 krona. At the start of September, the euro was trading at 123 krona. ...
Iceland Fails to Act on Banks' Bailout; Undecided: Iceland's Prime Minister Geir Haarde Has Yet to Reveal a Rescue Plan
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CONFUSION surrounded the fate of Iceland's banks today after the country's government failed to come up with a cash-injecting rescue plan this morning after a weekend of intense negotiations. Prime Minister Geir Haarde had...
Italy's Great War Tragedy; Defeated at Caporetto: General Cadorna
Byline: ROBERT FOX The White War Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson (Faber, ?25) THE small country town of Caporetto, now Kabarid in Slovenia, is a strategic hinge in geography and history. On 24 October 1917 the German-Austrian...
Kidney Stone Surgery for Mandelson after 3am Dash to Hospital; Business Talks: Peter Mandelson in Downing Street Today with Yvette Cooper
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD, PAUL WAUGH PETER MANDELSON was set to have an operation for kidney stones today after being rushed to hospital at 3am by health minister and surgeon Lord Darzi. The new Business Secretary was admitted to St Marys Hospital...
Make Gay Men Have Sodomy Danger Tattoos Says Chaplain ; Offensive: The Rev Peter Mullen Who Faces a Possible Disciplinary Hearing for the Remarks on His Blog
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK, SAMANTHA CAIRNS THE chaplain to the London Stock Exchange is under pressure to quit today after demanding that gay men should be forced to have sodomy warnings tattooed on their bodies. The suggestion was contained in...
Mayor to Hold New Inquiry on Racism at the Met; "Opportunity for Change": Cindy Butts Will Lead the Mayor's Race Review
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, KATHARINE BARNEY MAYOR Boris Johnson today announced an inquiry into racism at Scotland Yard as black police leaders ordered a recruitment boycott of the force. The inquiry will examine claims that the Met is still beset...
Mother Mauled by Pitbulls; (1) Knocked Over: Daithi Duella Is 19 Months Old (2) Traumatised: Mary Duella, 35, Suffered Deep Wounds to Her Arm and Leg in Plumstead
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY A MOTHER has told how she was mauled by two pitbull terriers and her baby knocked to the ground in his pram. Concert pianist Mary Duella, who was left with deep wounds to her arm and leg, is due to have a skin graft and...
My Vision for the Future of London's Policing; New Times: Boris Johnson, Who Will Be Chairing His First MPA Meeting Today, Says He Will Ensure That We Have a Police Force That Has the Full Confidence of All Londoners
Byline: BORIS JOHNSON THERE is, as far as I know, only one capital city where tourists come from all over the world and buy countless plastic editions of a policeman's helmet. They buy that helmet because the Metropolitan Police are an emblem of...
Nicest Space in London, but I'm Puzzled by What's on Show
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL I AM uncertain about contemporary Chinese art. Large paintings look handsome on Charles Saatchi's walls, flattered by the new gallery's scale, proportions and brilliant lighting, flattered too by the Serota hang in which very...
No Time to Panic on Bank Deposits
AMID new chaos on stock markets, Chancellor Alistair Darling will today set out his response to the latest stage of the banking crisis. It now seems clear that, contrary to initial reports, the German government has not issued a formal guarantee for...
No Time to Panic on Bank Deposits
THE PRIME Minister and Chancellor today face the question of whether they need to match what is apparently a blanket guarantee from the German government of all deposits in that country's banks. Similar guarantees were made by the Irish and Greek...
Now All That's Missing Is the King of Spin. Old Faces, New Labour: Peter Mandelson and Ex Press Supremo Alastair Campbell
PETER Mandelson's return to the Government has led to fevered conjecture about his role in Gordon Brown's spindoctoring machine and his part in a future election campaign. And will there be a place for Alastair Campbell in the new scheme of things?...
Now Travel Group Wants to Save the Bendy Bus
Byline: DICK MURRAY A CAMPAIGN to save the bendy bus was launched today. London TravelWatch said there are many advantages in keeping them and they have proved popular on busy routes. It puts the capital's watchdog in direct conflict with...
Nunez Gets Her Prince; Swan Queen: Marianela Nunez as Odette in Swan Lake. since Nunez's First Stab at the Role, She Has Grown Artistically, Bringing a Softer, More Sorrowful Aspect to It
Byline: SARAH FRATER Royal Ballet: Swan Lake Covent Garden Scottish Ballet: Triple bill MARIANELA Nunez has long been a favourite with Royal Ballet regulars. The Argentine-born dancer has a robust technique and fizzing humour which are ideal...
Oil Prices Slide as US Demand for Fuel Slows; Thin Trading: America's Demand for Oil Is Now at Its Lowest since October 2001
Byline: BILL CONDIE OIL prices fell by almost $2 a barrel today as attention shifted to the fallout of the credit crisis on business. US Novemmer crude dropped $1.92 to $91.96 a barrel, while Brent was down $1.75 at $88.50. Hard times are...
Olympic Chiefs Ask for Extra ?400M as Athletes' Village Risks Slowdown; Funding Shortfall : The Olympic Construction Site in Stratford
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs may ask the Government for a bail-out of more than ?400 million to keep the construction programme in the Olympic Park on track during the credit crunch. The Olympic Delivery Authority will this month ask...
One Million Calls for Help a Year; Making a Difference: Paramedic Louise Downs Says the Job Is No Easy Option but Very Rewarding
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON AS THE only London-wide NHS Trust, the London Ambulance Service is at the frontline of the NHS in London, working closely with hospitals and healthcare professionals, as well as the other emergency services. It is also central...
Palin Twists Knife with Obama Terrorist Claim ; Hard Hitting: Sarah Palin Accused Barack Obama of Palling around with Terrorists
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON REPUBLICAN vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin risked fresh anger this afternoon after she renewed her claims that Barack Obama is linked to a terrorist. John McCains running mate used a speech in the battleground state...
Paperbacks
Byline: JOHANNA THOMAS CORR Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother by Anne Sebba (John Murray, ?8.99) THERE are pushy parents, and then there's Lady Randolph Churchill. Winston's mum badgered everyone she thought might get her boy to...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS THE GADGET SHOW 8pm, Five BLUETOOTH headsets, MP3 players and gadget cases are tested to destruction as the gizmo-happy magazine show returns for a new series. Suzi Perry (pictured) is as much fun as ever on it but we wish...
PM Defends Reshuffle and Calls for Unity
Byline: PAUL WAUGH, NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN was set to face down critics of his Cabinet reshuffle today as Peter Mandelson warned Labour will be out of power for a generation if the party splits during the financial crisis. As MPs gathered...
PM Defends Reshuffle and Calls for Unity as MPs Return after Break
Byline: PAUL WAUGH, NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN was set to face down critics of his Cabinet reshuffle today as Peter Mandelson warned Labour will be out of power "for a generation" if the party splits during the financial crisis. As MPs gathered...
Presenting a New Face of the Met; Helping Hand: PCSO Duties Include Assisting the Met on Incidents on Public Transport
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON Whether it's an officer on the beat, a recruitment campaign for Specials on the tube, the reassuring presence of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), or a member of police staff who lives down the street, wherever...
Pressure on Darling to Guarantee All Savings; Confusion: Angela Merkel's Pledge Has Put Pressure on Alistair Darling to the Rescue: As the Chinese Stock Market Opened Lower Today after a Week-Long Public Holiday, the British Government Is Looking at Rescuing British Banks by Taking Shares in Them, Based on a Swedish Precedent
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JOE MURPHY ALISTAIR DARLING faced growing pressure today to guarantee all individuals' bank savings after the German government told depositors their money was safe. And as the markets opened in London today shares plunged...
Pressure on Darling to Guarantee All Savings; to the Rescue: As the Chinese Stock Market Opened Lower Today after a Week-Long Public Holiday, the British Government Is Looking at Rescuing British Banks by Taking Shares in Them, Based on a Swedish Precedent
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JOE MURPHY CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling was coming under increasing pressure today to beef up guarantees to British savers as other EU nations offered special protection measures. In Spain, economy minister Pedro Solbes...
Property Premier League Bucks the Credit Crunch
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE market for the most expensive homes in London is expanding despite the economic crisis, research for the Standard has found. Sales at ?10 million and more have increased, with the number of transactions up by a third...
Q & A; to the Rescue: As the Chinese Stock Market Opened Lower Today after a Week-Long Public Holiday, the British Government Is Looking at Rescuing British Banks by Taking Shares in Them, Based on a Swedish Precedent
Byline: ROBERT LEA The Government is looking at rescuing British banks by taking shares in them. How will that work? The idea is that rather than just throw money at the banks as in the $700 billion Paulson rescue plan in the US, to relieve struggling...
Rain, Wind, Mist ... and Sun Ahead for London
Byline: ANNA DAVIS, REBECCA LOWE LONDONERS were today warned to expect an unsettled week of weather. Forecasters predicted the capital will see everything from rain, mist and wind to sunny spells and warm temperatures in the coming week. The...
Rival Camps Descend into Character Assassination; (1) Short Cut: Brad Pitt, and New Haircut, with Angelina Jolie at the New York Premiere of Her Film the Changeling. It Was Her First Public Appearance since She Had Twins Three Months Ago (2) Hard Hitting: Sarah Palin Accused Barack Obama of "Palling around with Terrorists"
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON JOHN McCAIN has been warned he will have his past dredged up as the US election campaign dissolved into a series of personal attacks. Supporters of Barack Obama expressed their outrage at vice-presidential nominee Sarah...
Saatchi's Chinese Starter; Worlds Collide: Charles Saatchi, Pictured with Wife Nigella Lawson, Will Open His Gallery This Week. Works Include, Top, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's Old Persons Home 2007, 13 Statues Resembling Decrepit World Leaders Which Crash into Each Other
Byline: LOUISE JURY IT is the most hotly anticipated gallery opening of this year. Two-and-a-half years after Charles Saatchi left his last home at County Hall on the South Bank, he is unveiling his new gallery in Chelsea. He has personally...
Saatchi's Chinese Starter; Worlds Collide: Works Include, Top, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's Old Persons Home 2007, 13 Statues Resembling Decrepit World Leaders Which Roll around the Gallery Crashing into Each Other and, above, Feng Zhengjie's Chinese Portrait P Series 2006 No. 02
Byline: LOUISE JURY IT is the most hotly anticipated gallery opening of 2008. Two-and-a-half years after Charles Saatchi left his last home at County Hall on the South Bank, he is unveiling his new gallery in Chelsea. He has personally spent...
Sated by Nigella's Yuletide; Domestic Druid: No Christian, Nigella Lawson Has Happily Attached Herself to the Season as a Pagan. Chocolate Yule Log Brings out Her Inner Heathen
Byline: DAVID SEXTON Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities by Nigella Lawson (Chatto, ?25) IN HER first and best cookery book, How To Eat, Nigella Lawson gave a crisp 20 pages to Christmas. "Christmas is every cook's nightmare,"...
Southern Poetry Floods in; Listen Up: Ony Uhiara Plays Oya in in the Red and Brown Water, a Tale of Yoruban Mythology and Contemporary Black America, Played out on a Watery Stage
Byline: NICK CURTIS THE BROTHERS Size introduced British audiences to a distinctive, intriguing new American voice in author Tarell Alvin McCraney when it was staged at the Young Vic last year. A richly layered, poetic tale of a Nigerian-American...
South Korea Lends a Hand as Liquidity Woes Spread to Asia
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE money-markets crisis spilled into Asia today as the South Korean government said it would intervene to boost liquidity for its banks. South Korea, whose stock market has tumbled far more than others in the region, will...
The Chance to Mend the Met
THE Mayor of London's decision to force out Sir Ian Blair is enormously significant and bound to attract real anger from the Home Office, which will come to a head as both camps struggle to agree the next incumbent. As your leader pointed out (3...
'The It Bag Is Dead: The Whole Thing Was Just Getting Revolting'; (1) Handbag Empire: Anya Hindmarch at Her Office in Wandsworth (2) Thatcher's Children': Hindmarch with Samantha and David Cameron
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS IF EVER a fashion accessory came to define the conspicuous overconsumption of the mid-Noughties, it was the luxury designer handbag. The "must-have" bag that changed with every season, seen on the arm of Angelina or Jennifer...
The Tel-Tale Signs That Desperate Tottenham Are Living in the Past
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN STUDYING the back pages yesterday, the question that first teased away at the back of the mind and then screeched in disbelief at the front concerned time travel. Stephen Hawking has always been dubious on the matter, but...
Whitechapel Ripper Will Die in Prison for Killings; Butchered: Chinese Immigrant Xiao Mei Guo Killed at Flat: Prostitute Bonnie Barrett No Remorse:delivery Driver Derek Brown
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE double killer who planned to emulate Jack the Ripper was jailed for a minimum of 30 years but refuses to reveal where he dumped his victims. Delivery driver Derek Brown, 48, is now likely to die in prison, as his own...
Why Sorrell Should Stay Put and Show Gratitude; Wrong Move: Sir Martin Sorrell Wants to Relocate WPP's Domicile to Ireland
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST IF there is one lesson among the many to be gleaned from the past few weeks, it is surely that big business cannot behave as though there is one law for itself and another for the little folk. You would also think, would...
World Bank Shares Are Shaken as Fears Grow; Rescue Mission: BNP's Baudouin Prot Calls the Fortis Deal a Message of Confidence
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE SHARES in banks across the world tumbled today as fear over the future of the financial system took hold. The extraordinary weekend of bad news on Europe's banks, coupled with doubts over the likely success of $700 billion...
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