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More Hot Links: Tightwad, Missouri

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Plan B: Starting your own business if job offers don’t come your way.  Very informative article.  (NYT) John Hancock launches a mutual fund based on technical analysis.  (Bloomberg) What the hell is going on with Porsche?  CEO’s house raided?  That VW thing not over yet.  (ZeroHedge) The ridiculousness of…

Hot Links: Buffett & The Bikers

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Whistleblower Harry Markopolos says Credit Default Swap fraud will top the Madoff ponzi.  (Clusterstock) Warren Buffett‘s latest op-ed just went up, it’s called The Greenback Effect.  (NYT) Don’t look up, private equity firms are about to drop some REIT IPO’s on us.  Sold to you.  (DealBook) Chinese pig farmers speculating…

Hot Links: Ugly Dolls, Trillionaires & The Plant That Eats Rats

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… The LOLFed kids require that you pay them only in stacks of Zimbabwe Dollars.  (LOLFed) Felix Salmon on who’s winning between the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal…in his vestibule.  (Reuters) One of the coolest small business stories I’ve heard in awhile: How Ugly Doll became a company. …

Hot Links: Meredith Whitney, John Quincy Adams and Hitler's Stocks

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… John Hempton uncovers a fraud.  How long will it take the SEC to shut this stock down?  (BronteCapital) Retailers facing the worst back-to-school shopping season in more than ten years.  (NYT) What restaurants did the Madoffs ring up the biggest bills at?  (Clusterstock) David Merkel takes on 10 Unsolved Problems…

Hot Links: Blodget & Spitzer Sittin' in a Tree

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Not just tent cities anymore, more like a Tent Metropolis in Nashville, TN.  (WSJ) The SEC kids were dropping off resumes after auditing Bernie Madoff.  Nice.  (NYP) Felix Salmon saw the Scariest Billboard of the Day in NYC yesterday.  (Reuters) My favorite read of the week:  Lunch and a discussion…

Greg Michaels is Getting There…Be Patient

Let me spend a moment coming to the aid of Greg Michaels, not that he really needs me to. Greg is the new writer on Dealbreaker and since his Bambi-esque beginnings, learning to stand up on the wobbly legs of a newborn fawn, he’s shown steady progress on the site.  His topics are getting more…

Breakfast Links: Heidi Moore, Bill Clinton & Runpee.com

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Heidi Moore get’s her head handed to her by Matt Taibbi after her silly Goldman Defense…(TrueSlant) Is Taibbi’s next conquest Charlie Gasparino and CNBC?  On Imus Radio?  (Clusterstock) Mike Konczal on unemployment insurance, great post.  (Rortybomb) Finally, an interesting stimulus handout:  Advanced batteries for cars.  (WSJ) Bill Clinton is STILL…

More Hot Links: Deflation, Trading & the LEAF

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Tadas frames the High Frequency Trading debate in Life (and trading) is Unfair.  Great post.  (Abnormal Returns) Pimco positioning for the Fed not raising rates until 2011!  Clearly, McCulley‘s in the Deflationista camp.  (Bloomberg) Scariest thing you’ll read all day:  1.5 million Americans running out of time on their…

Breakfast Links: Housing Bottoms, Car Wars & Pigs in the Hamptons

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Major firm strategists move around their year-end S&P 500 targets, as if anyone cares what they think anymore.  (BIG) I agree with this one, farewell Geneva asset management biz…do some actual work.  (Minyanville) Bank failures accelerating.  (TBP) Ezra Klein on the new Menu Labeling trend.  (WaPo) Henry Blodget explains the…

Hot Links: Ritholtz v Carney, Kneale v ZeroHedge, Chinese v Amish

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… There were two big rivalries this week, so we’ll cover those first… First, Barry Ritholtz threw down the gauntlet over John Carney‘s (Clusterstock) contention that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was a major contributor to the housing and credit meltdown.  Barry offered to debate for a cash prize of up…