Some Monday morning reads to start your week:

• 3 Men Who Made the Beatles into a Booming Business (Fiscal Times), see also The Beatles On Ed Sullivan: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! (Forbes)
• It's Not the Earnings, It's "The Metrics" That Really Matter (Barron's)
• Does trend-chasing explain financial markets? (Noahpinion)
• For a Booming Economy, Bet on High Growth Firms, Not Small Businesses (Harvard Business Review), see also MINTs are fresher than BRICS, but don't expect massive growth (The Conversation)
• High-Speed Trading Isn't About Efficiency -- It's About Cheating (The Atlantic)
• Chronology of Data Breaches (Privacy Rights Clearinghouse)
• If car culture is really dying, it's a long, slow, complicated death (Quartz), see also Taxpayer subsidies helped save Tesla Motors, so why does Elon Musk slam them? (MoJo)
• Why do Americans spend so much on pharmaceuticals? (PBS NewsHour), see also 'A Pill for Every Ill' (Newsweek)
• Life is a game. This is your strategy guide (Oliver Emberton), see also What sets humanity apart: Cooking and cooperation (FT)
• Watch All of The Beatles' Historic Appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, 50 Years Ago (Open Culture)

What are you reading?

February Business Cycle Update

Source: Fidelity Investments

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