Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there.

Softbank is set to purchase 70% of Sprint ($S).  (WSJ, Bloomberg)

Wall Street’s interest in high-speed trading is waning.  (NYTimes)

The effect of iPhone 5 sales on all manner of economic statistics.  (Money Game)

Signs that the Chinese economy continues to muddle along.  (FT Alphaville)

Week in review/preview

Companies are not going to go out on a limb this earnings season.  (A Dash of Insight)

Where markets stand at week-end. (Global Macro Monitor)

A look back at the week in economic stats.  (Bonddad Blog, Calculated Risk)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

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