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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

The five industries expected to be the most profitable over the next 3 years.  (DailyFinance)

Where do Yahoo execs go upon escaping the reign of Carol Bartz?  (Fortune)

Paul Krugman vs Chris Christie over the NJ to NYC tunnel.  (Dealbreaker)

The Weakonomist: “What I learned from meeting with mutual fund managers”.  (Weakonomics)

Long or Short Capital is Back!  “When launching a new product, it’s good idea to make sure the first few users don’t die horribly.”  (LongOrShortCapital)

Nouriel Roubini and the “40% Rule” of making forecasts.  (FTAlphaville)

So far this year, US companies have announced $273 billion in stock buybacks.  Hiring?  Not so much.  (WaPo)

Barry on gold’s next target now that it’s hit his 1350 bogey.  (TBP)

Meredith Whitney’s research and stock picks have been meh.  (Bloomberg)

Why the millionaires are leaving Maryland.  (DailyReckoning)

David Carr has a cloud computing chat with the Chief of Strategy at Rackspace.  (Forbes)

Art Cashin on the foreclosure fraud and how screwed the securitization biz is.  (ZeroHedge)

Chinese real estate: If this time it isn’t different, there could be a big impact on US companies.  (SmartMoney)

That Springsteen doc on the making of Darkness on the Edge of Town premieres this weekend.  (RollingStone)

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