- Technology stocks are back and are outperforming. (The New York Times)
- Barron's tips tech IPOs, Avis, and Altria, and pans BMC Software. (Bloomberg)
- TBV and RACK respectively lead best- and worst-performing stocks so far this year. (Ticker Sense)
- Index managers can't make up their mind about whether stocks are growth or value. (Ticker Sense)
- Interesting look at historical price-to-earnings ratios for some well-known stocks. (Ticker Sense)
- Shrinking labor force is a big post-Davos economic story out of Europe. (The International Herald Tribune)
- Fed set to hold rates steady, stay focused on inflation. (Bloomberg's John Berry)
- The Wall Street Journal is set to offer scratch-n-sniff ads. (AdAge.com)
- New views on retirement say save less, retire with enough. (The New York Times)
- Nice cross-national comparisons of mortgages and homeownership. (Los Angeles Times)
- Research: China's Renminbi isn't as undervalued as people think. (NBER)
- Gap went too far focusing on finances over fashion. (Time)
- Gap overemphasized new store growth over same-store growth. (Globe and Mail)
- Amgen's pipeline disappointments are weighing heavily on the stock. (Reuters)
- Pfizer overhaul shows what ails the industry: no new product pipeline. (The Economist)
- Small and mid-sized banks are losing momentum and expected to become M&A fodder. (IDD)
- Refurbished McDonald's strategy is paying off. (BusinessWeek)
- A gold bear fesses up to having been wrong -- but stays bearish. (Bloomberg)
- "Unlocked" cell phones threaten to change the industry. (News.com)
- U.S. phone bills are on the rise again. (Los Angeles Times)
- International markets awash in liquidity may test irrational exuberance. (Economist.com)
- The scariest story of the year: uranium smuggling. (Economist.com)
- Antigua defeats U.S. in gaming law challenge. (Telegraph)
- Microsoft's Steve Ballmer continues to fight the last war. (The New York Times)
- The best time to buy a house, and pretty much anything else, was 35 years ago. (The New York Times)
- Research: Do analysts herd? You bet they do. (NBER)
- One billion phones were shipped in 2006. (ComputerWorld)
- Major profile of Rupert Murdoch. (Forbes)
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