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The S&P 500 may be entering the “volatility zone.”  (Global Macro Monitor)

The mystery behind Renaissance Technologies huge performance year-to-date.  (Dealbook, Clusterstock, Insider Monkey)

How badly does losing Starz hurt Netflix ($NFLX)?  (AllThingsD, Deal Journal, TechCrunch)

AOL ($AOL) will probably do better investing in Michael Arrington’s new fund than they ever do with Patch.  (Term Sheet, SAI)

The other shoe is set to drop:  the FHFA is set to sue the major banks.  (NYTimes, Felix Salmon)

Global manufacturing is stagnant at best.  (Real Time Economics, FT Alphaville)

Americans think we are already in recession.  (The Reformed Broker)

An August employment report preview.  (Calculated Risk, Bloomberg)

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