The Daily Blog Watch

Mark Cuban plays defense, the short case for Xethanol and plumbing prospects at TI.
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Mark Cuban

defends

his new sharesleuth.com site. Gary Weiss

attacks.

And

DealBreaker

covers the battle.

Speaking of which, new blog sharesleuth

demonstrates the short case on

Xethanol

(XNL)

.

24/7 Wall Street asks if

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

can finally get its mojo back.

Crossing Wall Street takes

another look at the election cycle.

TickerSense asks if we are really seeing a

larger-than-usual number of IPO withdrawals.

Paul Kedrosky wonders if we are

heading into a recession.

The social networking site of the day.

Special Situations thinks that with the spinoffs behind them

Cendant

(CD)

might be

up for sale.

10Q Detective breaks down the odyssey of

an EPIC fraud.

The kid gloves are off, YouTube.

Google

took Froogle off its nav bar and replaced it with "Video." Hitwise shows

the difference a link makes.

Find out where you rank.

Stockpickers.org

gives a list of cheap stocks for the long term.

The Microcap Speculator

analyzes

Advocat

(AVCA)

.

Chad Vader, Day Shift Manager, Episode 2

. And if you missed Episode 1,

here it is.

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