10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads:

• ‘Flash Boys’ IEX stock exchange opens. Its goal: Rein in high-frequency traders (LA Times)
• Middle-Income Jobs Finally Show Signs of a Rebound (NYT)
• We must protect shareholders from executive wrongdoing (FT)
• Aetna CEO Threatened Obamacare Pullout If Feds Opposed Humana Merger (HuffPo)
• Who’s Left to Embarrass Silicon Valley Now That Peter Thiel Has Killed Gawker? (Slatesee also Did I Kill Gawker? Or was it Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, Peter Thiel, or the internet? (NY Mag)
• Is Donald Trump’s Endgame the Launch of Trump News? (Vanity Fair)
• Louisiana’s Sinking Coast Is a $100 Billion Nightmare for Big Oil (Bloomberg)
• He was hooked on porn for eight years. Then he learned to fish. (Washington Post)
• Spectacular Photo of a Cosmic Flower Pollinating the Universe (Slate)
• From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link (NYT) but see Trump’s Vice Presidential Pick Mike Pence is a Creationist (Slate)


Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeff Gramm, son of Senator Phil Gramm and author of “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.”



Approaching First Time Unemployment Drops Below Natural Rate
Source: Bloomberg



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