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Goldman Shrugs Off Threat

• “Goldman Sachs. Hundreds will die. We are inside. You cannot stop us,” say nine letters mailed from Queens to newspapers across the country. The letters were signed “A.Q.U.S.A.,” but law enforcement isn’t too concerned. [CNN/Money]
UBS CEO Peter Wuffli takes the fall for Dillon Read Capital Management by leaving the bank. Marcel Rohner is the new chief. [NYT]
• Lehman wants to hire as many summer analysts as possible in order to avoid those dreadful college-recruiting visits. [Bankers Ball via DealBreaker]

People’s Paris Hilton cover sold more than 1.5 million copies, making it one of the ten best-selling issues this year. US Weekly’s “Paris-free” issue did about average. [WWD]
• Disavowing the wisdom of good market testing, Graydon Carter replaced Barbaro on the August cover of Vanity Fair with Shia LaBeouf. [NYP]
• “Who Will Buy Facebook?” is the newest Web-acquisition parlor game. [DealBook/NYT]

• The Japanese company trying to buy Barneys also owns Uniqlo. [AP via Crain’s NY]
• Peter Dundas is leaving Emanuel Ungaro. The designer and management reportedly didn’t agree on the creative direction of the label. [British Vogue]
• Fendi’s fashion show at the Great Wall of China is on. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Just because you’re a partner doesn’t mean you have any job security. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• Another salary increase at Skadden? Rumor says $195,000 a year. [Above the Law]
• Has legendary M&A lawyer Martin Lipton lost his edge? [Breaking Views]

Goldman Shrugs Off Threat