Pre-Marketing 10.18.10

October 18, 2010, 3:01 PM UTC

* Michael Arrington: Why Groupon is no eBay

* William Pesek: Scary IPOs are the price we will pay for zero rates

* Joe Klein blames greedy financiers for the rise of know-nothing Tea Partiers

* Heidi Ledford: Amateur hobbyists are creating molecular-biology labs in their garages.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London rises early, European shares climb on financials and the Nikkei edges higher.

* Carlos Slim: Charity “doesn’t solve anything”

* Liz Gannes: My favorite lessons from startup school

* Louise Story: Banks shared clients’ profits, but not their losses

* Monty Munford: Ending Afghan corruption, one text at a time

* Simon Dumenco: Why do so many new media startups commit suicide?

* Dear Brian Moynihan: Here’s why BoA owes the bond insurers $10-$20 billion

* Ivy League bragging rights: Princeton’s investment returns top Harvard and Yale

* Tweet of the Day: @
as others have noted, it’s true that Google is essentially still a one-trick pony — but man, what a trick!

* Understatement of the Day: Steve Rattner addresses kickback scandal, and says he would have done some things differently:

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