Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

About 170 million people are affected by hepatitis C, and no one has come up with a cure. I've put together the Hepatitis C Index of stocks that are close to developing one.

Battle of the heavyweights: ET Stock Ideas analyzes Yahoo! ( YHOO) vs. Google ( GOOG - Get Report).

Nice analysis by Value Discipline on how Adidas ( ADDYY) has killed its brand.

Bankernotes looks at new economic powerhouse Vietnam.

Milton Friedman, 1912-2006.

Micro-cap energy hedge fund Keyrock Energy has updated its portfolio with three new picks and analysis.

The Peridot Capitalist reminds us to look at Sears' ( SHLD) investment income before judging.

Fun analysis: Ticker Sense looks at what happens to game-platform companies' stocks when their new game stations are released (for instance, what happens to Sony ( SNE - Get Report) when a new Playstation comes out).

Focused portfolio and quality analysis of several special situations stocks.

Fly on the Wall constructs the Trans Fatty Acids Index.

The Stockmasters likes Chinese ringtone company Linktone ( LTON).

CXO Advisory looks at various ways to simulate hedge fund strategies.

Crossing Wall Street wants to have an intervention with Cisco ( CSCO - Get Report) to stop it from buybacks.

A bit of '70s TV trivia: I had a crush on the little sister, Kim Richards, in this 1979 precursor to Frasier, " Hello Larry." Guess who her famous stepniece is.

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