10 Friday AM Reads

Some reads to start your morning:

• Obama’s Plan is a Stealth Middle Class Tax Hike. So Is Romney’s. (Forbes)
Germany vs France:
…..– Europe Could Economize Itself to Death (Spiegel.de)
…..– The French Don’t Know Their Place (In the Global Economy) (Foreign Affairs)
• Sparks fly over dark pools stock trading reform (Reuters)
• Cooling Job Market Takes Toll on U.S. (Bloomberg) see also Forecasting GDP Through Rearview Mirror (WSJ)
• U.S. Assets at Work, Unsupervised (Economix)
Housing Pro & Con:
…..-The Housing Outlook Is Still Dismal (Comstock Fund)
…..-Private money coming back into the housing finance market (Calculated Risk)
• Wall Street Tracks ‘Wolves’ as May 1 OWS Protests Loom (Bloomberg)
• Data and visualization blogs worth following (Flowing Data)
• The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen (Wired)
• “Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ,” the Greatest Craigslist Car Ad Ever (Jalopnik)

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U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas

Source:  WSJ

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