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We all need to ask those questions in a week when individual investors were treated to two big tales of woe, told here by David Gardner in "Brokers Lose Investor's Money. Really?", Jeff Fischer in "Yeah, Brokers Lost Investor's Money," and Tom Jacobs in "Merrill Pays Investor $400K." In the first, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
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