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Morning Reading

Scott Jagow Nov 3, 2009

Good morning. A few items to get the day started:

Buying into the market? You’re sick. (Marketwatch)

Yes, you have a disease. Not swine-flu pandemic, but even more toxic — to your financial health. Your brain’s infected with the 800-year-old “this time is different syndrome.” But unlike the swine flu, there’s no cure, no shot to protect you from a pandemic. You’re exposed.

Help small businesses hire again (New York Times)

Wall Street cries “Feed Me!” or the world will end (Bloomberg)

Fate of Dems’ majority rests on job growth (NPR)

Kindle and pricing will change the way we read (PBS NewsHour)

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