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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Angie probably wins the German election next month – here is here economic to-do list for after.  (Bloomberg)

Greggy: Here’s why you want to get long Spain right now:  (DragonflyCapital)

Gold demand falls off a cliff.  (BusinessInsider)

Junk bonds head into week seven of their rally on hopes for European stimulus.  (Bloomberg)

Facebook testing its new payments feature to take on PayPal.  (AllThingsD)

Not for nothing, the death toll in Egypt is now over 525 from the latest outbreak of violence…  (NYT)

If BlackBerry shareholders think they’re getting much more on a buyout, they’re smoking crack.  (AllThingsD)

Krugman: Where is the Allan Meltzer mea culpa?  (NYT)

Great story: Buffett once wrote the Washington Post’s Katherine Graham a letter that saved the paper’s billion-dollar pension fund.  (Fortune)

Speaking of Buffett, here are the stocks he bought and sold this quarter:  (Bloomberg) and (Reuters)

Is Yelp stock about to have a Tesla-like burst higher?  (TheArmoTrader)

Hedge funds put up a gain in July, making that 13 positive months of the last 14. Just don’t mention the Equity Short Bias category, which is hilariously bad.  (Hedgeweek)

Go to Gary, Indiana with a stack of singles, own the whole town.  (NYT)

An end of books.  (SethsBlog)

Jason Harper reviews the 2014 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (Spoiler Alert: it’s sick)  (Bloomberg)

Lindsay Lohan snags a role on this season’s Eastbound and Down.  (TMZ)

Don’t miss The Takeaway, my daily linkfest for financial advisors (InvestmentNews)

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