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10 Tuesday AM Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 13, 2011 @ 9:40 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

My morning reads:

• U.S. Economic Data is Surprising Forecasters (Bloomberg [1]) but see Retail Sales in U.S. Climbed Less Than Forecast (Bloomberg [2])
• Which Country Defaults Next? (Japan)  (Montley Fool [3])
• EU Banks Selling ‘Crown Jewels’ for Cash (Bloomberg [4]) see also Pondering a Dire Day: Leaving the Euro (NYT [5])
• Bernanke’s Legacy at Fed: Still a Lagging Indicator (WSJ [6])
• China’s housing bubble is losing air (LA Times [7])
• No One Says Who Took $586 Billion in Fed Swaps Done in Anonymity (Bloomberg [8]) see also Are There Limits of Bigger Penalties in Fighting Financial Crime? (DealBook [9])
• Home Bargains Abound, But Willing Lenders Are Rare Breed (WSJ [10]) see also Banks in Push for RoboSigning Pact (WSJ [11])
• Hedgies vs Obama (Reuters [12])
• From Garage To World’s Most Famous Company (Computer History [13])
• Unsubscribe (James Altucher [14])

What are you reading?

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-12/forecasters-miss-by-most-in-nine-months-amid-improving-u-s-data-economy.html

[2] Bloomberg: http://www.ritholtz.com/blogwww.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-13/u-s-retail-sales-climb-less-than-forecast-at-slowest-pace-in-five-months.html

[3] Montley Fool: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/12/12/which-country-defaults-next.aspx

[4] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-13/eu-banks-selling-crown-jewels-to-raise-capital-risk-undermining-growth.html

[5] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/business/global/a-greek-what-if-draws-concern-dropping-the-euro.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&ref=business&src=mv&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1323785911-EZjp65SUO2XaaOn5TshcDw

[6] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204319004577088741649182160.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

[7] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-housing-bubble-20111213,0,3429813.story

[8] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-11/no-one-says-who-took-586-billion-in-fed-swaps-done-in-anonymity.html

[9] DealBook: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/the-limits-of-bigger-penalties-in-fighting-financial-crime/?ref=business

[10] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203518404577094371355763672.html?mod=ITP_moneyandinvesting_1

[11] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204336104577094772749499652.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

[12] Reuters: http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/09/hedgies-vs-obama/

[13] Computer History: http://www.computerhistory.org/highlights/stevejobs/

[14] James Altucher: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/12/unsubscribe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jamesaltucher+%28Altucher+Confidential%29

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