Good Thursday morning:

• S&P 500 notched another record close as Dow fell just short of an all-time high. (WSJ) but see Now There’s a 1987 Chart to Get Worried About (The Tell)
• Construction Is Muted Because Too Many Buildings Went Up During the Boom (Real Time Economics)
• Word to the Wise: Finding Investment Insight Online (Irish Times)
• Box, Microsoft, and the Next Enterprise Platform (stratēchery) see also The Story of Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri Killer (The Verge)
• Are Walmart’s prices so low because its employees are on food stamps? (Slate)
• Wall Street is shocked -- shocked -- about Michael Lewis’ 'Flash Boys' (Slate) see also How high-frequency trader Quantlab came to accuse an aspiring monk of stealing its code. (WSJ)
• L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department (New Yorker)
• The Northwestern NCAA Union Decision: An Explainer (Grantland)
• Why Don’t the 1 Percent Feel Rich? (The Atlantic) but see Harold Meyerson: How capitalism enriches only the few (Washington Post)
• When Lobbying Was Illegal (Priceonomics)

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