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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

Runners get ready before the Boston Marathon in Boston Commons, April 21, 2014.
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Runners get ready before the Boston Marathon in Boston Commons, April 21, 2014.

Happy Easter Monday. May your basket overflow with marshmallow Peeps.

And may Boston be alive Monday with swiftness and safety as the first post-bombing Boston Marathon commences. (Boston.com)

This writer in a previous lifetime wrote many a story about cellulosic ethanol and how cornstalks and other such things could be converted to fuel, which a new study says contributes more greenhouse gases than gasoline. (redOrbit)

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.

Wall Street

  • Robert Shiller

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that his key valuation indicator is flashing warning signs.

  • Lael Brainard

    The Fed is in the early stages of an analysis on changes in bond market liquidity, amid signs that liquidity may be less resilient than in past.

  • Bill Gross

    Janus Capital acquired a majority interest in Kapstream Capital and said Kapstream's Palghat will support Bill Gross as co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy.