Ritholtz's Reads: Apple Watch Set to Beat iPhone

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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The U.S. presidential race heats up -- 18 months prior to election. I yearn for a more civilized process, like the U.K.’s -- two months and done. Oh, and our morning train reads:

  • U.S. companies on course to return $1 tn to shareholders in 2015 (FTbut see also BlackRock’s Chief, Laurence Fink, Urges Other C.E.O.s to Stop Being So Nice to Investors (NYT)
  • The indomitable benchmarks! (Statistical Ideas)
  • The Fed Can Be Patient About Raising Interest Rates (WSJsee also Minneapolis Fed’s Kocherlakota: Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates in 2015 (Real Time Economics)
  • Taste. McDonald’s still doesn’t get it (Newsroom Delivery)
  • 6 years into this economic expansion Wage Growth is still mssing  (Bonddadsee also Why American wage growth is so lousy (Economist)
  • Apple Watch set to beat iPhone launch with 1 million-order weekend (MarketWatch)
  • The wrong way to think about California water (LA Times) see also For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to Sea (NY Times)
  • Where Do You Go For Tech Support on a Bionic Hand? (MIT Technology Review)
  • An Oral History Of How “Game Of Thrones” Went From Crazy Idea To HBO’s Biggest Hit (Fast Company)
  • Billboards near Citi Field urge Wilpons to sell New York Mets (ESPN)

What are you reading?

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