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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

BREAKING: BARTON BIGGS, NOTED WALL STREET STRATEGIST, DEAD AT 79.  (WaPo)

Buffett: Expect more muni bankrupcties now that the stigma is gone.  (Investment News)

Were JPMorgan’s traders intentionally hiding Whale losses?  Former employees doubt the bank’s accusation.  (Bloomberg)

Mixing politics and investing is a sucker’s game that many still play.  (TBP)

Firms like BlackRock are surveying Wall Street analysts to pick up clues to earnings revisions for algo-driven hedge fund. It’s all about the edge, no matter how one gets it.  (NYT)

Krugman goes in on the hyperinflationistas – who will never admit to having been wrong for going on four years now.  (NYT)

More Chinese stimulus coming this week?  (TBP)

Lee Cooperman’s 14 attributes that make a good portfolio manager.  (MarketFolly)

The ten most loved tech stocks by hedge fund managers.  (MarketWatch)

Former Googler teaches us that Google is not an ad company, it’s actually always been more of a systems company.  (TechCrunch)

HBO’s Lost on Long Island premieres tonight, it’s about families who’ve never recovered from the credit crisis.  (BaltimoreSun)

It’s official, this guy has the best job on earth: ScarJo’s vacation bodyguard/boyfriend.  (DailyMail)

14 reasons this is the worst Congress ever.  (Wonkblog)

Why the traders you come across aren’t millionaires yet.  (bclund)

Believe it or not, American baby names are getting even dumber than you thought.  (Deadspin)

Don’t have a gym membership, here’s a circuit you can run at home with only 100 bucks worth of equipment.  (GQ)

Don’t miss my daily linkfest for financial advisors this morning! (WSJFA)