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Stock Lock: “The records give no indication as to why executives made particular trades or what information they possessed; they may have simply been relying on years of broad industry knowledge to make astute bets at fortuitous moments. Still, the records show many instances where the executives bought and sold with exquisite timing.” Wealthy Executives Make Millions Trading Competitors’ Stock With Remarkable Timing.

+ Check Mates: The banking craziness continues as Credit Suisse needs rescuing and First Republic is maneuvering to avoid becoming the next SVB. Bank shares rebound off lows as big banks consider coming to the aid of First Republic.

+ One Man, One Vote “Lawmakers were shouting, their voices shaking with emotion as Macron made the risky move, which is expected to trigger quick motions of no-confidence in his government. Riot police vans zoomed by outside the National Assembly, their sirens wailing.” Macron imposes an unpopular plan to raise retirement age, shunning a vote by lawmakers.

+ Curing Jet Lag: “Polish President Andrzej Duda says his country will deliver four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in ‘the next few days,’ making Poland the first NATO country to supply fighter planes to Ukraine.”

+ Clip Clip: “Russia denied its Su-27 fighter jet clipped the propeller of the drone, but the video appears to back up the American version of events.” Video shows moment Russian fighter jet hits US drone over Black Sea.

+ Bad Seed: “The Alabama men’s basketball program has a job. In normal times, the team is supposed to provide casual winter and spring entertainment for Southerners with no football to watch.” But this year, they’re doing a whole lot more than that. They’re one of the top picks to win March Madness. That’s not the only thing different about this season. There’s also a murder case. The Murder Case Embroiling the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 Overall Seed.

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