My morning reads:

• Is Size a Detriment for GE and Apple? (Barron’s)
• The problem with Bitcoin (FT Alphaville)
• Did Putin Sink Cyprus? (NYT) see also Inside Laiki – Countdown to catastrophe (Reuters)
• David Stockman’s Delusions: The Gold Standard Is Still a Really, Really Terrible Idea (Atlantic)
• Algorithms Play Matchmaker to Fight 7.7% U.S. Unemployment: Jobs (Bloomberg)
• U.S. farmers to plant largest corn crop since 1936 (USA Today)
Underwater: The Netherlands Falls Prey to Economic Crisis (Spiegel)
• Apple Learns the Way of the Dragon (WSJ) see also Apple to Begin iPhone Production This Quarter (WSJ)
• You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did (Quartz)
• S.E.C. Sets Rules for Using Social Media to Make Disclosures (DealBook) see also SEC Embraces Social Media (WSJ)

What are you reading?

 

Rare Jitters for Japan’s Bonds

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 Wednesday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    of course, Ben Carson will never be president The GOP’s hunger for fresh faces once again ignores the obvious in a new star and about Obama’s appeal

  2. hue says:

    Three Reichs, You’re Out: before Jackie Robinson, U.S. military played integrated World Series at Hitler Youth Stadium in 1945

    Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America As Congress continues to hammer out the details of immigration reform, many are demanding measures to regain control of the nation’s borders. But a new book argues that politicians suffer from historical amnesia and America’s borders have never been secure.

    “After the Chinese Exclusion Act in the 1880s, the front door for Chinese laborers to get in the country through San Francisco and elsewhere was shut or largely shut. What did these laborers do? They didn’t stop coming. They were dispersed to other entry points, illicit entry points. So first, trying to enter through Canada, and then increasingly through Mexico.

    And this is where the real migrant smuggling story begins. And ironically back then, there were so little concern about the back and forth movement of Mexicans that U.S. border officials paid no attention to them. In fact, ironically, one of the methods the Chinese used to try to sneak into the U.S. at official border points of entry was to pretend to be Mexican.”

  3. James Cameron says:

    Amazon launches AutoRip for vinyl, pairs MP3s with your records

    http://goo.gl/rOIyW

    • catclub2 says:

      I suspect an April 1 publication date. The people who prefer vinyl are not generally fans of MP3′s.

  4. DRR says:

    Tell youngsters the truth: the UK needs you to work not go to university

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/9967240/Tell-youngsters-the-truth-the-UK-needs-you-to-work-not-go-to-university.html

    “Research from the US government, which without doubt applies equally to Britain, suggests that just one out of the top nine occupations expected to create the most jobs this decade requires a university degree”

  5. RW says:

    Goldman Sachs is jumping on the BDC bandwagon. (ht Abnormal Returns

    I’ve invested in BDC’s for years and the universe of quality companies has never been large (maybe a dozen out of twenty some odd total). The sector was a fairly quiet lagoon for the most part, rather like mortgage cos in some ways but more specialized than regional …but that was then. The number of new entries in the sector has been increasing, some for good reason (with focus and a solid business model) but many for reasons not so good (yield pumping), which is is only to say there are an increasing number of companies to sift through and an increasing number that have no place in a portfolio; e.g., even if I was a GS client, at first blush I wouldn’t touch their entry with a fork.

  6. VennData says:

    Corporations getting cold feet on tax reform

    “… many captains of industry are backpedaling – and fast. The corporations aren’t keen on giving up the special tax breaks … On Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it wants any tax rewrite to protect breaks for capital investments, such as new machinery. … For corporate tax reform to have any chance at succeeding, it will need the strong support of the business community, and the more companies rebel, the more its prospects dim…”

    These are the guys who get everyone all riled up about “the highest corporate tax rates.” Suddenly, when they see their EFFECTIVE rate, they don’t want to change. ROFL!!!

    How many times has the WSJ opinion page rambled on nonsensically about high corporate rates in America? How many times have the $5MILL/ YR clowns a the Chamber of Commerce screeched about how these rates are killing American firms, factories, families and even farms? ROFLMAO!!!

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/businesses-get-worried-about-tax-reform-89564.html

    Maybe the GOP are dumping the wrong group, the angry white males who hate immigrants. Maybe it’s the corporate whiners they should dump.

    You go GOP voter. You can trust the WSJ Opinion page and the US Chamber of Commerce to give you the straight info.

  7. VennData says:

    In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    ​How DARE he​! Only 5% of the millions and millions and millions we pay him and his cronies at Solyndra! The billions and billions!? The trillions!!!

    That just lowers his upper marginal income! It’s a tax avoidance scheme! he’s doing this to avoid his own tax hikes!

    It’s not going to solve the deficit problem by itself! he’s doing this to distract you from his leaks that put the national security at risk, Bengazi, Fast and Furious!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us/politics/to-highlight-pain-of-budget-cuts-obama-to-return-of-part-of-pay.html