What is happening to oil inventories in Cushing, OK? (WSJ.com)

Who is to blame for the ethanol boom (and bust)? (Newsweek.com)

Non-farm payrolls viewed with an “open mind.” (Accrued Interest)

Research finds that gender diversity was inversely correlated with (mutual fund) performance. (NYTimes.com)

“A significant proportion of the return from equities in the second half of the 20th century came from a re-rating of shares…” (Economist.com)

Where will the VIX find a bottom? (VIX and More & Daily Options Report)

Are quant funds seeing a meltdown redux? (Infectious Greed)

Are models or the modelers at fault? (Barrons.com)

California and New York are on deck for state muni ETFs. (IndexUniverse.com)

Microsoft (MSFT) vs. Apple (AAPL). (Howard Lindzon)

Smartphones are driving a trio of tech stocks higher. (Valleywag.com)

Is a MBA worth the time and (minimal) effort? (DealBreaker.com)

Top 25 economics blogs. (Economics and… via Big Picture)

More press for Jason Zweig’s new book “Your Money & Your Brain.” (ETF Trends & USNews.com)

The growing battle between cable operators and the burgeoning number of sports-related networks. (NYTimes.com)

Nobel Prize in economics predictions. (Marginal Revolution & Mankiw Blog)

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