Pre-Marketing 11.15.10

November 15, 2010, 5:15 PM UTC

* The year’s highest paid CEOs

* It’s over: BHP withdraws offer for Potash

* Jon Evans: Let’s stop pretending that geolocation check-ins are fun

* Fed official warns that the buyout market is beginning to resemble its “pre-crash craze.”

* Andrew Cuomo seems determined to nail Steve Rattner before moving onto the Governor’s Mansion. And his hammer may be Rattner’s former partners.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London falls early, European shares edge higher and the Nikkei gains 1.1%.

* Simon Johnson: Vikram Pandit has no clothes

* Om Malik: Irrationality returns to Silicon Valley

* Roger Ehrenberg: A model for investing in scalable tech businesses

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* Sanofi has company: Genzyme enters talks to be acquired by Takeda Pharma

* Jeffrey Goldfarb: Chris Flowers “could turn out to be the Falco of private equity.”

* PetFlow insists that it isn’t Pets.com, Part II

* Pete Peterson is endorsing Hugh Jidette for president

 * Surprise! Golf clubs, booze and bath fixtures have nothing in common

* A children’s guide to quantitative easing: “The only thing deflating is The Fed’s credibility”

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