Good morning. My snowy, end-of-week reads:

• 2013 Silver Bullet Awards: Debunking dangerously misleading financial analysis (A Dash of Insight)

• 5 Structural Reasons for Higher Profit Margins (Pragmatic Capitalism) see also 2014 Earnings Outlook (Barron's)

• It's Not a Church, It's Just an Apple Store (Re/code)

• Kelly Evans: 'Occupy the boardroom' looms for US businesses (CNBC)

• Surprises From 25 Years Covering the Economy for the Journal (WSJ) see also 15 Best Finance Tweets of the Year: 2013 (Think Advisor)

• Read this if you want to be happy in 2014 (Washington Post)

• NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking (Washington Post)

• Why Legalizing Marijuana Is a Smart Fiscal Move (Fiscal Times)

• I want one! The Phantom 2 Vision Photo Drone From DJI (NY Times)

• Joe Morgenstern reflects on the many scene stealers in 2013 (WSJ)

What are you reading?

Market Snapshot of 2013


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