Buying Twitter, Buzz Battles and Halal's Hit

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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Happy Lehman anniversary! Recall the day with our morning train reads:

  • When Did Charts Become Popular? (Priceonomics)
  • How Did G.M. Create Tesla’s Dream Car First? (New York Times); see also Why Bolt’s Range Is a Buzz Kill for Tesla Bulls (Wall Street Journal)
  • What bond investors should know about higher rates (Fidelity)
  • America’s Biggest 401(k) Adviser Has a Plan to Manage All of Your Money (Bloomberg)
  • Global Fiscal Policy Makes a Quiet Turn Toward Stimulus (WSJ)
  • Facebook Versus the Media (Stratechery)
  • Who will buy Twitter? We ranked all the possible buyers. (Recode)
  • How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America (Bloomberg)
  • Apple Just Launched a Radically Futuristic New Device. It Isn’t an iPhone. (Slate); see also The iPhones 7 (Daring Fireball)
  • Alcohol Industry Bankrolls Fight Against Legal Pot in Battle of the Buzz (the Intercept)

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