Happy Monday. The Morning Six-Pack returns after a three-day respite. Cheers!
Read any good books lately? Yes, Wall Street is all abuzz over the new Michael Lewis book that alleges the stock market is rigged by high-frequency traders. (New York Times Magazine)
"Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" is not, however, the first time someone has chronicled the efforts of IEX to short-circuit the advantages that the HFT crowd enjoys. (Quartz)
The hot political story of the day is that some Democrats are not happy with the lack of help they're getting from the White House for the November midterm elections. One wonders, of course, how much help President Barack Obama's 43 percent approval rating would provide. (Politico)
The case of why General Motors took so long to report an ignition defect that would have cost next to nothing to fix revolves around a corporate culture that could cost hundreds of millions to fix. (Washington Post)
In a development that sort of puts an exclamation point on the volatile beginning of Obamacare implementation, Healthcare.gov has experienced yet another malfunction. (Reuters)