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BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Riots in Greece following a vote on austerity measures lead your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Monday, Feb. 13.

Monday's 5 Biggest Stories

Greek leaders vote in favor of austerity measures, riots ensue, buildings burn. Rinse, repeat. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">Bloomberg</a>]

The drama isn't over yet. Greek ministers who voted against the measures will likely be replaced. How's that for democracy? [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">WSJ</a>]

Meanwhile, Antonis Samaras, who will likely become Greece's next prime minister after April elections, demands that the bailouts be renegotiated. Here we go again. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">The Guardian</a>]

Talk about kicking the can down the road: China tells its banks to roll over loans to local governments. How do you say "Extend and pretend" in Chinese? [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">FT</a>]

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker is set to speak out in favor of the pesky bank rule that bears his name. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">WSJ</a>]

Company News

Apple (AAPL - Get Report) has been warned again about using "iTV" as a name for one of its products. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">Telegraph</a>]

General Electric (GE - Get Report) plans to hire 5,000 U.S. military veterans. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">Reuters</a>]


Seriously, guys. We have to start worrying about the transports, down 1.2% this month even as the broader market is up 1.3%. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">WSJ</a>]

Britain will avoid a recession, although growth won't be anything to get excited about. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">MarketWatch</a>]

Investment Strategy

What should we make of Nuance (NUAN - Get Report) after the recent selloff? [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">MarketWatch</a>]

Perhaps you should think twice about listening to Warren Buffett talk about bonds. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">Business Insider</a>]

Odds and Ends

Florida firemen likely aren't wearing Ralph Lauren (RL - Get Report) on their days off. [<a href="" target="blank" rel="nofollow">Footnoted</a>]

Yep, Whitney Houston is dead. And I'm sure everyone on Facebook and Twitter linked to this video this weekend, but I don't care. [<a href=";ob=av2n" target="blank" rel="nofollow">YouTube</a>]

-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston.

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