Ritholtz's Reads: The App Store and Mini Madoffs

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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My morning train reads:

• The only reason investing works is because things can go wrong (TRB)
• What exactly is conglomerate Espírito Santo International (MoneyBeat) see also Temper tantrum, tempest, or teapot? (FT Alphaville)
• QEInfinity Not (Tim Duy's Fed Watch)
• Mini Madoffs abound (NYT)
• No Job Loss in Most States That Raised Minimum Wage (Fiscal Times)
• U.S. banks will pay dearly for their failure to modernize (FT)
• The App store, six years and 75 billion downloads later (TechCrunch)
• How to Read the Polls in This Year's Midterms (The Upshot)
• What makes the perfect World Cup shootout penalty? (BBC) see also Loss aversion in penalty shootouts (Stirling Behavioural Science Blog)
• The way to a memorable burger is through the patty, says chef Kevin Hickey (WSJ)

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