Some things I’m reading this morning:

  • U.S. stock futures rise ahead of “cliff” deadline (Marketwatch)
  • One of the last big datapoints of the year: Chinese PMI rises (BusinessInsider)
  • Adding insult to injury (TRB)
  • Stephen Roach on why Abe’s aggression won’t save Japan (Zerohedge)
  • Wishful thinking and middle class taxes (NYT)
  • Raising the curtain on 2013 (FT)
  • Reading pessimism in the market for bonds (NYT)
  • No matter how you look at it, Apple shares are cheap (Barrons)
  • Andrew Dice Clay’s surprising comeback & why he won’t clean up his act (RollingStone)
  • 10 things your commencement speaker won’t tell you (WSJ)