Thankfully (for us) the near-completion of the NYSE-Euronext deal removes a new tedious topic from this blog. Henceforth we retire the phrase "regulatory arbitrage."

A slew of writers at the Wall Street Journal dissect the deal that will form "…the world's largest publicly traded exchange company.."

Although the Deutsche Bourse is not giving up just yet. (via DealBook)

Of course the fate of the London Stock Exchange remains unsettled. Alistair Osborne at the Telegraph looks at the increasing pressure for a deal.

Speaking of European exchanges, private equity firms are attracted to them as a source of "permanent capital." (via DealBook)

Haywood Kelly at notes the number of five-star (i.e. cheap) stocks is on the rise.

What do you do when correlations all converge towards unity? Shefali Anand at the Wall Street Journal explores the topic of rising asset class correlations. In short either go to cash/bonds or wait for the inevitable reduction in correlations.

Pause or no pause? The Capital Spectator reviews the coin-flip that is the Fed's decision.

Count John M. Berry at in the pause camp, but the decision remains "data dependent."

Despite the pullback, noted commodities bull Jim Rogers is still looking for higher prices according to a profile by Michael J. De La Merced in the New York Times.

Eric J. Savitz at Barron's Tech Trader Daily catches up with noted VC Vinod Khosa who thinks ethanol is a no-brainer solution to our energy needs.

Higher energy prices make all sorts of solutions new profitable. Tom Kenworthy at the USA Today looks at whether oil shale production in the U.S. will finally become viable.

Crossing Wall Street has (hopefully) the last word on one writer's obsession with the bubble book, Dow 36,000.

Martin A. Grove at the Hollywood Reporter looks at the growing gap between the tastes of movie critics and the general viewing public.

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