10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon reads:

• Facebook Strikes Back (TRB) see also Facebook Is Erasing Doubts on Mobile (NYT)
• The Complete History of the SPY (ETF Database)
• “Second Recovery” Unfolding in US (Dr.Ed’s Blog) but see 3 Signs the Market Is Near a Top (Barron’s)
Jean-Louis Gassée imagines a letter from Ballmer: The Rebirth of Windows Mobile (Monday Note)
• Wait, Larry Summers is Now the Favorite for the Fed? Can we at least talk it over first? (New Republic) see also No More Second Chances for Larry Summers (Nation)
• China as a monetary superpower – the Sino-monetary transmission mechanism (The Market Monetarist)
• Legacy of Long-Run Unemployment (Conversable Economist) see also Why Tight U.S. Labor Markets Are Here to Stay (Bloomberg)
• 16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem (Mental Floss)
• You Can Live Forever (Daily Beast) see also Study: 23 and 69 Are the Happiest Ages (Time)
• Consumer Reports gives Chevy Impala rave reviews (CNNMoney)

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