Morning Reads on Our Radar Screen

Takeaway: A quick look at some stories on our radar screen.

Keith McCullough – CEO

Merkel romps to victory (via Reuters)

China Manufacturing Gauge Increases to Six-Month High (via Bloomberg)

Fed's Lockhart says U.S. losing some economic mojo (via Marketwatch)

Brawl, Goalie Fight Mar Leafs-Sabres Game (via ESPN)  

 

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Darius Dale – Macro

The Sad Reality of Z.I.R.P. (via Twitter)

 

Josh Steiner – Financials

Signs of an easing of credit requirements are surfacing (via LA Times)

Metro Phoenix housing market's turnaround creates new issues (via azcentral.com)

 

Matt Hedrick – Macro

At 77 He Prepares Burgers Earning in Week His Former Hourly Wage (via Bloomberg)

Merkel Seen Neglecting German Needs With Focus on Euro (via Bloomberg)

 

Howard Penney – Restaurants

Frothy Stocks Yield More IPOs (via Restaurant Finance Monitor)

 

Tom Tobin – Healthcare

Uncovered kids still a major problem (via ModernHealthcare.com)

 

Jonathan Casteleyn – Financials

BlackRock Sees Growth Surprise as Bond Risk Slides: China Credit (via Bloomberg)



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