Thanks for checking in with us for seven links (give or take) at 7AM Eastern.  Good luck out there.

Is Apple ($AAPL) cheaper than it was a year ago?  (Apple 2.0, Daring Fireball)

Amazon ($AMZN) is growing at the expense of additional capital spending.  (WSJ)

The ongoing challenge for high yield investors and the recent HCA ($HCA) debt offering.  (Distressed Debt Investing)

How to kill your trading career in four easy steps.  (Attitrade)

Should you paper trade?  (Howard Lindzon)

How the debt ceiling fiasco will play out the rest of the week.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Corporates are the new sovereigns.  (Barron’s, FT)

Money market mutual funds are stockpiling cash in cash of a government default.  (FT, WSJ)

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