Some things I’m reading this morning:

  • Poll shows that world economy in the best shape for 18 months (Bloomberg)
  • Stock market volumes down (Reuters); see also, the investor is fleeing, and other market myths (Businessweek)
  • Fiscal deal framework emerges (Politico)
  • Making debt service easier for the economy as a whole becomes the top priority (MichaelSantoli)
  • Op-ed from Stuart Stevens, chief strategist for the Romney presidential campaign (WP)
  • Now $7 coffee is available at Starbucks (WP)
  • As Great Lakes levels plummet, Michigan town tries to save its harbor (AP)
  • Kim Jong-un seems to get a new title: heartthrob (NYT)
  • Something is wrong with my iPad: I still hate my life (McSweeney’s)