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Morning Reading

Scott Jagow Aug 31, 2009

Good Monday morning. My quote for the day: “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped” (Elbert Hubbard). Some interesting things to read:

Too big to fail banks have gotten even bigger (Washington Post) This piece is getting a lot of buzz. If you haven’t read it, you should.

Assessing the underwear economic indicator (Washington Post) I hear secretly the gov’t is plotting a “cash for boxers” stimulus program.

Stocks: another scary September market? (Businessweek)

What baseball cards tell us about the economy (Forbes)

Disney buys Marvel (NPR) Disney takes ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Iron Man, Captain America, you’ll team up with Winnie the Pooh. And Tigger too. Now get going!

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