Pre-Marketing 3.17.11

March 17, 2011, 3:42 PM UTC

* Moody’s: LBO debt exchanges won’t help in the long term

* Mike Butcher: Britain beats the U.S. to a tech-friendly startup visa

* Flashback: In 1989, Michael Lewis wrote about how a Japanese earthquake could devastate Wall Street

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises earlyEuropean shares rebound and the Nikkei loses 1.4%.

* Did someone just ruin Foursquare for Brad Feld?

* Twitter to San Francisco: Give us a tax break or we leave

* Izabella Kaminska: Chinese fuel publicity stunts in action?

* Felix Salmon: Are Internet startups disrupting the banking system?

* Bloomberg: Market volatility is causing all sorts of sales to be postponed

* Barbara Hagerty: Following the tsunami, some Japanese are returning to ancient rituals

* Genevieve Thiers: “I was literally laughed out of the room by VCs”

* Life after Rattner: Lazard agrees to take over the Foursquare conference (which has nothing to do with mobile geolocation)

* Reuters says that “KKR seeks new capital sources for next buyout fund.” Translation: We can’t get enough money from our existing capital sources.