GOSSIP: Today's Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

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The Goldman Sachs trading floor was buzzing all day Wednesday with the gossip: David Heller is going to buy the Mets.BlackRock, Banco Santander and more than 10 private-equity firms are forming groups to bid for Citi’s U.S. consumer-lending unit.

Pershing Square gained 3.4% in February.

Raj Rajaratnam reportedly begged the SEC not to charge Raj Gupta with insider trading.

Bridgewater chief Ray Dalio made his first ever TV appearance on CNBC today. He talked hedge fund culture, gold and inflation.

Martin Byman, who most recently co-headed Morgan Stanley’s European prime-brokerage unit, left in February.

Winni Jiau, the ex-Primary Global consultant who was arrested on charges of insider trading back in December, will not be released on bail because the court believes she was making plans to flee to Taiwan.

Investment bank and asset manager Guggenheim Partners plans to hire 150 prop traders who have been elbowed out of investment bank prop trading desks because of the Volcker rule.

Billionaire hedge funder Howard Marks is confident the U.S. won’t have QE3.

travelling in India, Vikram Pandit explained why he took a salary of $1.

Morgan Stanley isn’t thrilled that its former bankers have departed to start successful social restaurant recommendation startups.

This rumour certainly got this Clusterstock writer excited: rumours are spreading that BlackBerry’s BBM  could be coming to iPhone and Android devices soon.

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively had a business lunch yesterday with Dick Parsons and John Mack’s buddy, Vivi Nevo.

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