Harry Markopoulos Is Ready for His Close-up

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Harry Markopoulos, the reclusive and cranky financier who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff to the SEC years ago, only to have the spit fly right back into his mouth, bagged out of the first two congressional hearings regarding the Ponzi scheme, citing "flu" and "flu" as an excuse. He's now scheduled to take the stage this Wednesday. That is, if he doesn't get the flu. [Reuters]