Monday means two things at Abnormal Returns HQ. First, the Carnival of Investing is up over at MyMoneyBlog. Second, the Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll is up and is showing a noticeable rise in bulllish sentiment.
Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed has a longer-term look at a familiar stock.
On the subject of buybacks, Ticker Sense does some interesting math on the wisdom of one prominent company’s proposed stock buyback program.
Rob Hof at BusinessWeek.com looks at how Google’s application plans may impact Microsoft (MSFT).
James Surowiecki at the New Yorker looks at the hostage situation that is the relationship between domestic automakers and their dealer networks.
Eduardo Porter and Geraldine Fabrikant in the New York Times on research showing that few, if any, movie stars can actually move the needle on the box office.
Matthew Lynn at Bloomberg.com on what is not all that surprising that Tom Cruise’s production company found funding from hedge funds.
Speaking of creative types, Kathleen Fackelman in the USA Today looks at a new book on the creative process, including a “creativity workout.”
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