Friday 7atSeven: the buy vs. rent decision

Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there.

Is the correction already over? To the tape… (Global Macro Monitor)

Google’s ($GOOG) stock split is all about control.  (Kid Dynamite, Dealbreaker, Herb Greenberg, FT Alphaville, WSJ)

Do oil price benchmarks have a Libor problem?  (FT)

Natural gas prices may be falling, but trading volume is up.  (WSJ)

Hedge fund leverage coming into better focus due to regulatory filings.  (Bloomberg)

The Chinese economy grew at a 8.1% pace in Q1.  (FT Alphaville, WSJ, Bloomberg)

Federal tax receipts are flattening out.  (Dr. Ed’s Blog)

In a lot of places buying is cheaper than renting a home.  (Slate)

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