Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: Speech Stats and Black Holes

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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My midweek morning reading:

• Here are 7 policies Obama just said he'd pursue without Congress (Washington Post) see also Who Has a Higher Minimum Wage Than the Federal Rate? (Real Time Economics)
• Stats of the Union (Economist)
• Apple TV graduates from hobby/accessory to product line ahead of major changes (9 to 5 Mac) see also The age of the iPod is over (The Verge)
• The Housing Slowdown Has Already Begun (Advisor Perspectives)
• Confronting Old Problem May Require a New Deal (NY Times)
• Perspective: If Windows 8 = Vista, what's Microsoft's next move? (Computer World)
• Weak inflation makes it harder for Europe's economically struggling nations to recover. (WSJ)
• America's newest exporter is Japanese, as Honda's U.S. operations ship more autos overseas (Washington Post)
• David Letterman Changed Everything (The Interrobang)
• Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes' (Nature)

What are you reading?

What's in the Farm Bill?

Source: Wonkblog

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