There's yet another new survey that says businesses might be ready to start committing capital instead of cutting costs. (USA Today)
Everybody's talking about the new Thomas Piketty book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," which purports that the only way to solve the great wealth distribution problem is by taxing rich people. Banking analyst Chris Whalen says "Americans who are truly interested in addressing inequality of income and economic status should shun (Piketty's) flawed Eurocentric analysis." (Breitbart)
With a year to go before the Volcker Rule goes into effect, banks are already trying to figure out ways to undermine it. (Gretchen Morgenson/New York Times)
And, finally ... If you noticed you're paying higher—much higher—prices at the grocery store, here's the bad news: There is no good news. CNBC.com's John W. Schoen has the ugly truth.