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BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Thursday, Oct. 6. The computer pioneer, who was 56, passed away after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Steve Jobs

The Big Story

The complete retrospective of

Steve Jobs' life

and career.

New York Times

Walt Mossberg

reflects on the life of Steve Jobs, offering a rare view into their friendship.

Wall Street Journal

After the debacle over the

lost iPhone 4 prototype

, tech blogger Brian Lam looks back at his interactions with the benevolent head of the world's largest tech company.

The Wire Cutter

Quote of the Day

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart," Steve Jobs said during a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005.

Stanford University

Company News

Franco-Belgian bank

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Dexia will be nationalized

, according to reports. Belgium is already telling France it won't foot the full bill.

Reuters

Microsoft

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liked

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

at $33, so it should love it at $16.

MarketWatch

The sluggish economy is reducing demand for medicines, says

Express Scripts

(ESRX)

as it cuts its profit forecast.

Bloomberg

ETF sponsor

WisdomTree

(WSDT)

has seen its stock fall 25% in three days after investor withdrawals.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Markets

It's always QE time somewhere in the world. The

Bank of England

will pump another $115 billion into the U.K. economy.

BBC

Even Germany can't escape the contagion, with

German factory orders

dropping below estimates.

DailyFX

Speaking of Germany, Chancellor

Angela Merkel

will meet with IMF head

Christine Lagarde

and World Bank chief

Robert Zoellick

to have some tea, maybe some scones, and perhaps even chit-chat about that coordinated capital injection Europe is hoping for.

Bloomberg

It will be much harder now for the

S&P 500

to clear the red zone.

Global Macro Monitor

Investment Strategy

No investor is actively engaged with

mutual funds

anymore, and that's a big problem.

Abnormal Returns

Wait until a

Greece default

for a better entry point before you increase your exposure.

Stephen Weiss

If you believe in seasonal trends, a

buy signal is coming

.

Stock Traders' Almanac

Odds and Ends

President Obama's disapproval rating hits 55%, a record that reflects growing fears that the U.S. economy is getting worse.

Time

Steve Jobs was a huge fan of the Beatles. I apologize if it seems too sentimental.

YouTube

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