10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back from your long holiday weekend. Futures are up ~3%, and we have lots of reading to get to:

• A Brief History of Black Friday (Mental Floss)
Surowiecki: Europe is “An Avoidable Crisis” (New Yorker)
Amazing how quickly “News” becomes “Old”:
……-No Year-End Stock Surge in Sight (WSJ)
……-Stocks: Worst Thanksgiving-Week Drop Since ’32 (Bloomberg)
……-Investors Go Shopping—Just Not for Stocks (WSJ)
• Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks Undisclosed $13B (Bloomberg)
• House of horrors, part 2 (Economist) see also Stronger Lure for Prospective Home Buyers (WSJ)
• Help Wanted: In Unexpected Twist, Some Skilled Jobs Go Begging (WSJ)
• Why Only Germany Can Fix the Euro (Foreign Affairs) see also Does Europe Have a Korean Option? (Project Syndicate)
• China, India perform dangerous new dance of encircler, counter-encircler (Washington Post)
• James Altucher, Wall Street’s Keeper of the Pain (Businessweek)
• Life began with a planetary mega-organism (New Scientist)

What are you reading?


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