Hot Links: Ackman, Leno & Goldman's BRIC Picks

sausageStuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Goldman Sachs is recommending the BRIC-related stocks going into earnings season, here are their 50 favorite plays:  (PragCap)

The most important news of the day.  (Clusterstock)

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman has a new short position.  (DealBook)

Classic: NBC wants Jay Leno to have an affair!  (BorowitzReport)

Pessimism Porn takes a hit.  (InvestingCaffeine)

The war on corporate “bigness”.  (Economix)

First-time jobless claims at a 10-month low.  (Bloomberg)

Todd Harrison on what might have been with the UK banks.  (Minyanville)

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about reverse mergers and shell companies.  (Greenbackd)

A parallel between the SEC‘s naked short selling discussions and the Knights of the Roundtable.  (BrokeAndBroker)

Is it better to be dumb or evil in the corporate world?  (HowardLindzon)