Some things I’m reading this morning:

  • Last night’s earnings roundup:  Starbuck’s missing earnings by $.01 with lower than expected revenues and provides weaker guidance for the remainder of the year (Morningstar)
  • Facebook’s growth is slowing (Dealbook)
  • Amazon also reported slightly lower earnings and lower guidance.  However, new businesses showed relatively higher profit margins and stock is reacting favorably in pre-market (CNBC)
  • On tap for today:  GDP, Consumer Sentiment (CalculatedRisk)
  • A letter from Mark Zuckerberg (NewYorker)
  • Investors seek action beyond ECB hints (FT)
  • 4 potential positive surprises in a world of worry (PragmaticCapitalism)
  • Maria Bartiromo and Barney Frank were at each other’s throats in an intereview yesteday (BusinessInsider)
  • An interview with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan (RollingStone)
  • A final message to my mother (NYT)
  • A lazy ESPN poll (TheOnion)