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5. Signoff of the TimesAfter nine years of trying to catch up with CNBC, Time Warner's CNNfn went off the air Wednesday. But while the folks on the financial news channel tried to be all cheerylike as the end approached, we can't exactly describe CNNfn's shutdown as death with dignity. See, one would think that if you're a financial news channel, you would make some sort of effort to structure your day -- even your last day -- around the opening and the closing of the financial markets. After all, the kickoff of trading at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time and the closing bell at 4 p.m. marks the cycle that defines the financial journalist's day -- something akin to the morning and evening milking that define the life of a dairy farmer. So how did CNNfn acknowledge the markets' inexorable cycle Wednesday?
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CNNfn calls it a day