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By Jason Stipp | 10-02-2009 01:48 AM

Trade-Downs, Disappointments Top This Week's 5 Takeaways

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser on infrastructure and Olympics, the eating-in phenomenon, the current face of M&A, and a tough 3Q to beat.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar, and welcome to a special Olympics edition of the Friday Five. That's our look back at the week's most interesting, enlightening, and maybe even head-scratching data points and news headlines. Joining me with the Five is Jeremy Glaser; he's Morningstar's Markets editor. Thanks for being here, Jeremy.

Jeremy Glaser: You're welcome, Jason.

Stipp: So, what do you have for the Five this week?

Glaser: Well, like you mentioned, we're going to talk a little bit about the Olympics, take a look at the jobs report from this morning, take a look at Darden, talk a little bit about the merger mania that continues to go on, and then a quick look back at the third quarter.

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