"In the interest of increasing revenue this quarter, Evan, here, will be leading an initiative to rip off liquor stores."
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"Hold everything! The P.R. department just sent over this chart."
"Hon, would you say a kind word to Maria? She's entirely in technology stocks."
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"Perhaps we could ﬁnd a way to redeﬁne 'proﬁt.'"
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"More bad news!"
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"Nowadays, they have to share the expense of owning a castle."
"The company blog says we're doing extremely well, though. Blogs will do that."
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"What we didn't have but obviously needed was an alarmist."
"I am reminded of a morbidly depressing anecdote. . ."
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"Anthony Houserman, I've found, is a fairly reliable barometer of the market."
"You better send in 'cheerleading'."
"Mr. Happy wants to remind us that tragedy plus time equals comedy."
"I'd love to, Barbara, but I'll have to check with the Bundesbank."
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"Bad news on Wall Street today, as the bottom fell out of the market, the sides collapsed, and the top blew away."
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Cigars for the Upcoming Bear Market
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"Until the numbers improve I'm suspending the group hug.''
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Financial chart with frowny and smiley faces.
"Any suggestions one who to get rid of?"
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"If I can't find someone else to blame, you're next!"
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"Could be worse, we could be that guy."
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"Let's just issue last year's annual report and see if anyone notices."
"What? You were expecting good news? Expectations are so-o-o-o passe."
"We could see another slide back at any moment."
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"On the other hand, it's been a great year for Berlioz."
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