Seems that silly season is here early this year.

We've hardly had a spring day here in New York, let alone a summer's day. Indeed, Zoran Lazarevic and I are praying for good weather on June 15, when we'll be hosting the first ever Waters/McCarthy Crisanti & Maffei Financial Information & Technology Motorcycle Rally.

So maybe it isn't really silly season at all. Maybe the flood of rumors that hit our offices worldwide in the past couple of weeks aren't rumors. Maybe there's some--gasp--truth to

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