The Bloggers’ Take on holiday retail sales at the Big Picture.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street on the fact that the stock market prefers a strong dollar.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat on whether the inverted yield curve really matters anymore for the economy.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what u-turns mean for the stock market.

Ticker Sense on what the new housing futures say about future prices.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the fact that oil is not dead yet.

Wilbur L. Ross thinks defaults will rise in 2007, recession or not. (via DealBook)

Greg Newton at NakedShorts is all over the Citadel bond offering.

All About Alpha notes “alpha-centric” talk is busting out all over the place.

John Prestbo at is skeptical of various claims of hedge fund cloning.

The Economist on the challenges of organic cotton (and clothing).

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution points to his New York Times article on education and migration in Mexico.

Greg Mankiw on the broad consensus of academic economists.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View on the “…political advantage of using per-mile auto insurance to reduce gasoline consumption…”

Matthew Wuertzel at Dealscape on the upside-down logic of Chicago Cubs management in light of possible sale of the team.

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