Tuesday Reads

Fascinating stuff on the intertubes today:

Fischer Speaking Means Bernanke Listening When Rates Fluctuate (Bloomberg)

Are the Dollar Bears Too Bullish? (Barron’s)

Commercial RE Values Off 43% From 2007 Peak (Globe ST)

Amazon vs Wal-Mart Price War (NYT) see also Round-Up of Holiday Spending Surveys, Reports (Panzner)

Fed Said to Ask Banks to Submit Plans to Repay TARP (Bloomberg)

• Spitzer: The new AIG report reveals how the Treasury secretary—and U.S. taxpayers—were fleeced by Wall Street banks (Slate) see also AIG’s Rescue Bedevils U.S. (WSJ)

How to shrink the banks (Prospect)

Geithner Is Stalking Horse for Rage at Wall Street (Bloomberg) See also Could Wall Street Actually Lose in Congress? (New Republic)

• Paul Farrell: 15 signs Wall Street pathology is spreading (Marketwatch)

Fixed-Schedule Productivity: How I Accomplish a Large Amount of Work in a Small Number of Work Hours (Study Hacks)

Fine-Tuned With Age, Bryant’s Game Keeps Evolving (NYT) Can Kobe become the next Jordan?

Narrative charts of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Trilogy (Pasa la vida)

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