John Carney at on why the media is so quick to “criminalize” simple business failure.

Floyd Norris in the New York Times on the issues surrounding the rise in margin debt.

Ticker Sense notes recent trends in sector correlations.

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends tracks down an article that likens ETFs to a tool.

For hedge funds with big money, come big employment lawsuits. (via Wall Street Journal)

Brett Arends at on whether the hedge fund boom will end in a bang or a whimper.

Mebane Faber at World Beta asks an interesting question about commodities.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on hopes for continued innovation in the hedge fund business.

macroblog on the state of the U.S. dollar vs. the Euro.

Ho hum, another record private equity-led buyout. (via Wall Street Journal)

Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times on what it took to make the satellite radio deal a “merger of equals.”

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report with a (tongue-in-cheek) “Bill of Rights” for CNBC viewers.

Don’t miss Barry Ritholtz’sGeneric Wiki Linkfest.” We just might have into look into that “Academic Research” item…

Has Starbucks (SBUX) “watered down” the in-store experience so much that they are now mere caffeine purveyors? (via Wall Street Journal)

Will Willkinson at Overcoming Bias on the “hedonic treadmill” and how we adapt differently to material and non-material circumstances.

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