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Some things-with-a-twist we noticed this week. Get the top business stories on weekdays on BlackBerry or iPhone by bookmarking our mobile-friendly webpage.

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Getting religion The board that oversees the Vatican bank, officially known as the Institute for Works of Religion, has dumped its chief and is looking for a new one. I wonder if they've thought of Lloyd Blankfein. Remember, the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO famously told a Sunday Times of London reporter in 2009 that he was just a banker "doing God's work."

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You should have seen the fish The U.S. Coast Guard, Border Patrol and local authorities picked up 180 bales of marijuana - that's more than 3,600 kilograms, Reuters says - that was bobbing in the Pacific Ocean off California this week.

Under the mattress The Greeks can't seem to catch a break. Rightly concerned about the banking system, they've pulled billions in cash out of their banks. But now, police say, according to Reuters, break-ins are on the rise. It's easier to steal cash from under the mattress than from the bank itself.

Is this seat taken? Airbus is pitching U.S. airlines on the idea of extra-wide seats for overweight passengers on its A320 jet, according to Agence France Presse. Well, the airliner is wider than what its rival Boeing offers in the same class, so why not?

Honey, what was that? Sightseers who wanted to see the Euro 2012 soccer cup got more than they expected when the Femen group of activists, which demonstrates for women's rights with topless protests, grabbed the trophy while it was on display in the Ukraine and held it aloft, Reuters reports.

Quote of the week From Chris Beauchamp of IG Index, on Wednesday amid the mounting euro troubles: "Today is the anniversary of the Defenestration of Prague in 1618, the start of the Thirty Years' War. Frankly, it seems as if this crisis has been going on for 30 years."

Mad cows and partygoers Six cows crashed a weekend yard party in a small town north of Boston and drank the beer. "I could hear them [the partygoers]screaming in the backyard and I hoped they weren't getting trampled," Lt.. James Riter told a local reporter in Boxford, Mass.

Tweet of the week From @Jamila203: "Hey, finance friends, is Greece going to be super cheap to visit this fall? Planning annual girls trip. Greece/Thailand winning."

From @AP (The Associated Press): "Ex-adult film star Jenna Jameson is arrested in California on suspicion of DUI after she hit a light pole."

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