* Matthew Lynn: Hedge funds are running out of reasons to live
* Keith Larson: Venture capital and the impending pension crisis
* William Sahlman: Why stop-and-go science funding hobbles progress
* Mike Konczal: The labor market loop has stopped working
* Netezza is another brick in Frank Quattrone’s comeback trail
* Don Dodge: How to pitch your company at a startup conference
* Steve Rattner speaks about Chrysler and Congress, but not about the New York pension scandal.