Pre-Marketing 11.17.10

November 17, 2010, 5:20 PM UTC

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* The secret $25 billion rival bid for Potash Corp.

* Is Roger Altman a candidate to replace Larry Summers?

* Watch out: Harvard MBAs are storming Wall Street again

* Warren Buffett ♥’s Uncle Sam: “You delivered. People will second-guess your specific decisions; you can always count on that. But just as there is a fog of war, there is a fog of panic — and, overall, your actions were remarkably effective.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London falls earlyEuropean shares climb, China shares fall and the Nikkei gains.

* Chris Duvous: Private equity lessons from the subway

* The trading of U.S. bankruptcy claims slumped last month

* Jeff Joseph: Bi-partisan pro-growth tax policy demagoguery

* Charlie Gasparino: Mocking Ben Bernanke is bad for America

* Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel: I was just “a small cog in the machine.”

* Do sky-high Internet valuations represent a boom or a bubble? Is there a difference?

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* Nycomed CEO Hakan Bjorklund: “The golden era of pharmaceuticals is over… [discovering new drugs] is looking more and more like a lottery, not an investment strategy.”