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What We’re Reading – Week of 04/17/2015

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Fashion is a fickle business.  Coach is out and Kors is in with teens.  For now.

Article via Bloomberg

 

Larry Fink urges the CEOs of companies in the S&P 500 to avoid the siren song of focusing on short-term results.

Letter via Business Insider

 

Is there a bubble in biotech?

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

Should Qualcomm breakup?  Jana Partners says maybe.  We say no, just buy back the stock.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Available in Europe now: the mortgage where the bank pays you.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

How the major record labels are regaining a grip on the music business.

Article via Forbes

 

Old brands die hard: the story of the incredible rebirth of the Hostess Twinkie.

Article via Forbes

 

Nobody in Japan is reaching for yield.  Oh wait, yes they are.  And Wall Street has a product for that…

Article via Bloomberg