Morning Reads on Our Radar Screen

Keith McCullough – CEO

VIX (Fear) Spiking Higher (via Yahoo Finance)

U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall (ridiculous Bloomberg headlines continue > via Bloomberg)

U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills (via NY Times)

Brazil Rio and Sao Paulo teacher protests turn violent (via BBC)

New Zealand Business Confidence Surges to 14-Year High (via Bloomberg)

Flyers Coach Peter Laviolette fired after 0-3 start (via ESPN)

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Kevin Kaiser - Energy

Jim Chanos: The Fraud Detective (via Yale Alumni Magazine)

What ponds are you fishing in? (via Oddball Stocks)

Tom Tobin - Healthcare

Family Pleads for Baby's Heart Surgery After Insurance Denial Four-Days Before (via Dixon Patch)

Docs Skeptical of ACA Exchanges, Survey Shows (via MedPage Today)

ACA changing everyone's open enrollment (via KSDK)

Brian McGough – Retail

Wolverine World Wide Q3 Profit Rises, Tops Estimate; Lifts FY Adj. EPS View (via Nasdaq)

Josh Steiner – Financials

Little Fear on Wall St. of Default, at Moment (via DealB%k)

September 2013 Mortgage Performance Observations  (via LPS Mortgage Monitor)

Jonathan Casteleyn – Financials

Morgan Stanley Seen Leading Profit Gains at U.S. Banks (via Bloomberg)