Ritholtz's Reads: The App Store and Mini Madoffs

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 morning train reads:

• The only reason investing works is because things can go wrong (TRB)
• What exactly is conglomerate Espírito Santo International (MoneyBeat) see also Temper tantrum, tempest, or teapot? (FT Alphaville)
• QEInfinity Not (Tim Duy's Fed Watch)
• Mini Madoffs abound (NYT)
• No Job Loss in Most States That Raised Minimum Wage (Fiscal Times)
• U.S. banks will pay dearly for their failure to modernize (FT)
• The App store, six years and 75 billion downloads later (TechCrunch)
• How to Read the Polls in This Year's Midterms (The Upshot)
• What makes the perfect World Cup shootout penalty? (BBC) see also Loss aversion in penalty shootouts (Stirling Behavioural Science Blog)
• The way to a memorable burger is through the patty, says chef Kevin Hickey (WSJ)

What are you reading?

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