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* Byron Wein: Ten surprises for 2011

* Don Dodge: The best startup properties always look too expensive

* Simon Shuster: The Khodorkovsky verdict is scaring off investment in Russia

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises earlyEuropean shares climb and the Nikkei gains 1.7%.

* To the White House: Ron Bloom? Bill Daley? Gene Sperling?

* Aaron Gell: A battle for the Foursquare mayorship of Temple Mount

* Alex Tausig: 15 mistakes young entreprneurs make, but don’t have to

* Shira Ovide: The ironic first mention of Facebook and IPO in the same breath

* Steve Goldberg: This is the year that philanthropy starts to become a “long-term solution”

* Michael Blanding: 14 months ago, the W Hotel was Boston’s hottest property. Now it’s bankrupt. What happened?

* Tim Catts: For the first time on record, investors are demanding a smaller premium to own US corporate bonds than global company debt

* Tweet of the Day: @GeneralGrevious: Twitter is the adult way of having imaginary friends.

* Not all New Yorkers were snowed in last week. This guy went skiing down Park Avenue:

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