Vito J. Racanelli at (free link!) on what is ailing General Electric (GE) stock price, a topic we have touched on previously.

We always find something of interest in a Steve Leuthold Q&A. Sandra Ward at obliges.

The Wall Street Journal and New York Times take a backstage look at the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to merger talks between Dow Jones (DJ) and News Corp. (NWS).

Mark DeCambre at on why Warren Buffett might be interested in acquiring Dow Jones.

John Carney at on the “high fives” News Corp.’s investment bankers shared with the recent news.

Bespoke Investment Group has another neat ETF cheat sheet, this time global funds.

J. Paul Lim in the New York Times on the diversification benefit of international equities, especially Japan.

The on when higher yields might put a damper on stocks.

Alistair Barr at on hedge funds’ interest in using ETFs (vs. individual stocks) on the short side.

Hedge funds on the other side of the pond are joining to rush to hedge fund legitimacy. (via

Rob Wherry at examines the pros and cons of so-called ‘enhanced index funds.’

DealBook with a detailed look at whether Australian-based, Macquarie Bank is due for a fall.

John Fund at with a wide-ranging interview of T. Boone Pickens.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the life span of the current housing downturn.

Calculated Risk with a change in builder tactics in light of slow land sales.

Joe Nocera in the New York Times talks with Bill Hambrecht on the prospects for the UFL as a competitor to the NFL.

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