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BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The second bailout for Greece, totaling $173 billion, leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Tuesday's 5 Biggest Stories

Greece wins a second, $173 billion bailout from the rest of Europe. So how soon until we start this process again for a third bailout? Bloomberg

Italian and Spanish yields fall after the Greek rescue announcement. But with Portugal missing out, the gains could be fleeting. Reuters

European stocks, meanwhile, aren't doing anything today. Buy the rumor, sell the news. MarketWatch

Oh, by the way, Greece's debt load could become 160% of GDP by 2020 and would require more relief. Reuters

The Russell 2000 Index, which measures small-cap stocks, is near an all-time high. This comes as investors are yanking cash from small-cap funds. WSJ


Company News

Are you a fan of the mild winter we're having? So is Home Depot (HD - Get Report), along with the company's shareholders. CNBC

More on Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and that special dividend. MarketWatch

Pfizer (PFE - Get Report) is reportedly thinking of a part-IPO of its animal health division to raise $3 billion. FT


Odds and Ends

No, seriously, should we start worrying about inflation yet? Time

Happy Tuesday! Here's a Yeah Yeah Yeahs song to kick off your holiday-shortened week. YouTube

-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston.



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