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An article of interest (warning: may be financial-politics):

Start: "I tend to be in hotel rooms when bubbles burst.

On January 6, 2000, I was on the 30th-something floor of the Marriott
hotel across the street from the convention center in San Francisco.
I was jet lagged and up working even though it was still dark
outside, around 5:30 a.m. local time. Just then, Lucent Technologies
announced earnings before the market opened. After beating
expectations for 15 quarters in a row, Lucent missed its earnings
forecast by 18¢. Much worse, it reported a $1 billion drop in
revenue. You can't miss on revenues by $1 billion unless something is
horribly wrong.

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