My morning reads:

• The fiscal cliff deal Short-term relief, and little else (Economist) see also Ten Things You Should Know About the Cliff Deal (Bloomberg)
• REITs Gained in 2012 on Economy, Housing (WSJ)
• What is actually going on in Iceland (Studio Tendra)
• Eight Corporate Subsidies in the Fiscal Cliff Bill, From Goldman Sachs to Disney to NASCAR (naked capitalism)
• Bond Tab for Biggest Economies Seen Falling $220 Billion (Bloomberg) see also Interest Rates Near Zero Put Savers in a Bind (Businessweek)
• AIG uses ad campaign to thank taxpayers for bailout (Politico)
• New book slams financial advice industry (Investment News)
• What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2013? (Center for the Study of the Public Domain)
• Gallup’s Top 10 World News Findings of 2012 (Gallup)
• Rachel Maddow’s Surge Is Fox News’ Worst Ratings Nightmare (Yahoo)

What are you reading?


In uncertain 2012, stocks saw double-digit gains

Source: USA Today

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Welcome Back AM Reads”

  1. [...] Ritholtz, this cheering news from David Wagner, The Atlantic Wire: After prophesying a landslide win for [...]

  2. VennData says:

    Billions in Aid for Hurricane Victims Appears in Jeopardy

    You can be sure if their constituents trailers, gun-racked vehicles or stills were damaged in anyway we would be hearing plenty of speechifyin’ on the House floor.

    How proud you must be to be supporting the noble statesmen of the GOP, those alabaster-white pillars of the global community. I tip my hat to you GOP voter. Sorry your taxes just went up.

  3. VennData says:

    “…A party that once disputed that there was any real “cost” of tax cuts encountered sticker shock when the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that enacting them in place of the “fiscal cliff” provisions would cost $4 trillion over 10 years…”


  4. VennData says:

    Ten Non-Hurricane Relief Bills Passed by the House Since Hurricane Sandy

    10. HR 6364: The World War I Centennial Commission Act

    9. HR 6612: To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range

    8. HR 4212: The Drywall Safety Act of 2012

    7. HR 3197: To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Spokane, Washington as the Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    6. S 3193: To make technical corrections to the legal description of certain land to be held in trust for the Barona Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes
    5. HR 2453: Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act
    4. HR 6443: To designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 9800 West Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise, Florida as the William Bill Kling VA Clinic

    3. HR 443: An Act to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska

    2. S 925: Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011

    1. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013