Here are my Monday morning reads for your early train ride:

  • Meet FRED, Every Wonk's Secret Weapon (Washington Post)
  • Three Signs That Point to a Stock-Market Tumble Ahead (WSJ) but see Real Investors Root for Down Markets (Reformed Broker)
  • Can ETFs Be Derailed? (Barron's)
  • Where Did He Learn to Negotiate Like That? (Epicurean Dealmaker)
  • All Generalizations Are False, Including This One (Lady Fohf)
  • How Your City's Public Transit Stacks Up (FiveThirtyEight) but see Hail Storm: It's never been easier to get a ride, either on the street or through your phone. Though it's also never been this confusing. (NY Mag)
  • Actually, Some Material Goods Can Make You Happy (The Atlantic)
  • Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. (The Upshot) see also The Health Benefits of Trees (The Atlantic)
  • That's adorable! Dell, Blackberry Downplay Threat From Apple-IBM Alliance (Reuters)
  • Latest Research: Why Everyone Should Take Vacation (Washington Post) see also Summer's a Time to Relax. Except Hardly Anyone Does (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?

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