Pre-Marketing: Time for job-creators to create jobs

August 16, 2011, 3:44 PM UTC

* Joe Nocera: What is business waiting for?

* Howard Schultz to fellow CEOs: Boycott political campaign contributions

* Jobs: Obama unveils plan that would include “a series of conferences to connect private equity and venture capital investors with rural startups.” No word yet on how they plan to lure the PE and VC folks…

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London retreatsEuropean shares fall on German GDP and the Nikkei climbs.

* Jeffrey Gundlach: I made contingency plans

* Josh Mitchell: Battle over national infrastructure bank

* Edward Harrison: Corporatism masquerading as liberty

* Daryl Morey: Success comes from better data, not better analysis

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* Sage advice: If you’re going to insider trade, don’t first Google “insider trading”

* From Omaha: Buffett buys into Dollar General, trims stake in Kraft Foods

* Rick Perry gets ugly on Bernanke: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion.”