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On Sept. 1, Scotland seemed on the brink of self-rule, Derek Jeter was ruling baseball and Bill Gross was the bond king reigning over PIMCO. A different era, it was.

Naturally, Twitterati worldwide watched as Scots held a referendum over whether to break free from the United Kingdom, voted to stay, and the leader of the independence movement, Alex Salmond, stepped down. (For their trouble, Scots won more autonomy from London.)

Gross, for his part, quit the bond firm he built as its execs were reportedly on the verge of firing him.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg reporter Jeanna Smialek celebrated a Federal Open Market Committee meeting with cupcakes, and Nouriel Roubini cooked up a Ponzi scheme.

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