Pre-Marketing: BHP paying $12.1 billion for Petrohawk

July 15, 2011, 3:23 PM UTC

* Shale sale: BHP Billiton paying $12.1 billion for Petrohawk

* Connie Loizos: What start-ups can learn from the mob

* Dexter Roberts: Preparing for the (possible) China crash

* Groupon: Ignore co-founder’s “wildly profitable” prediction

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London falls earlyEuropean shares slide and the Nikkei edges higher.

* Hacked: Rebekah Brooks resigns

* Scott Sumner: There was no oil bubble in 2008

* Art Carden: Applying South Park to public policy

* Grandparent alert: Say goodbye to paper savings bonds

* Byron Wein: The smartest man in Europe is very cautious

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* Joe Weisenthal: This is the part where the rating agencies start destroying the country

* Tweet of the Day: @ToddDOwl Yes. Celebrity Investors = adverse selection.

* Tweet of the Day II: @jonsteinberg: The Spotify thing is a huge win for Klout. Like when Living Social got the Amazon gift cards

* The most outrageous acts of corporate America:

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