NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --Good Sunday afternoon, and welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. First a look back at the week that just finished, then a look forward to the week ahead, and, finally, a summary of articles and papers worth reading.
For the week, the Dow ended up 0.1 percent, and the S&P 500 gained 0.5 percent. While by no means spectacular, it was another up week in a string of such things, dating back to the despair of a month or so ago. Most of this continues to be about natural market cycles -- things inevitably turn when people think that they can't -- and somewhat "less bad" than expected economic data.
Turning to economic indicators, retail sales are due Tuesday, industrial production on Wednesday, the Producer Price Index plus jobless claims are Thursday and then we have CPI and consumer confidence Friday. Friday also marks the end of the "quadruple witching".
- China raises pressure on Japan in sea dispute (Reuters)
- The Man Who Makes Your iPhone (Business Week)
- Drunken, Raucous Bond Market Is About to Be Ill (Bloomberg)
- Cable TV: HGTV Is Stalking New Viewers for 'House Hunters' (MediaWorks)
- A special report on Latin America: So near and yet so far (The Economist)
- Bankrupt Companies: Pay Us Back (CFO Magazine)
- The oil sands' silent boom (CFO Magazine)
- Texas Clean Energy Hampered by Location (The New York Times)
- The War Between an Analyst and a Bank (The New York Times)
- In Feast of Data on BPA Plastic, No Final Answer (The New York Times)
- John Maynard Keynes, the GOP's latest whipping boy (The Washington Post)
- Must Love Kill the Family Firm? (National Bureau of Economic Research)
- The Slump Goes On: Why? (New York Review of Books)
- Why Are So Many Terrorists Engineers? (The New York Times)
- Rex Ryan Isn't Like Other Coaches (The New York Times)
- The Healthy Skeptic: Stem cell face-lifts on unproven ground (The Los Angeles Times)
- The Great Race for Low Latency (Institutional Investor)
- Bank Regulators Reach Deal on New Capital Rules (Wall Street Journal)
- China's CPI edges up, driven by food costs (Shanghai Daily)
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