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Or, perhaps Ed doesn't reckon - whether it be old skool or new skool digital stock market reporting - merits being dubbed a "scoop" even if it does smoke out a confirmations from the companies involved? He is entitled to his opinion and that is fair enough.
But I have been told that this evening one of Ed's colleagues at Bloomberg, Aaron Kirchfeld, has just broken the story that tobacco company Altria, the largest shareholder in SAB Miller, has hired bankers from Credit Suisse and Perella Weinberg to advise on its options regarding the $275 billion mega deal.
So, perhaps my blog posting on Tuesday afternoon revealing the rumour about Altria cancelling its attendance at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference was important, and possibly a "scoop", after all!
Now where's that straw?