Pre-Marketing: BoA fire sale

August 17, 2011, 3:43 PM UTC

* Fire sale: BoA in talks to sell Merrill’s property investments to Blackstone

* Reversal of feedback: Entrepreneurial advice for VCs and angels

* Aftab Jamil: The biotech dilemma of innovation vs. cash conservation

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* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower ahead of inflation data, London falls earlyEuropean shares slide and the Nikkei loses ground.

* Edward Harrison: Why the Fed’s permanent zero is toxic

* Michael Mandel: The consumer economy is dying. Let it finish.

* James Altucher: The day I pent a billionaire too much money

* Joshua Brown: The dangers of dilettante hedge fund managers

* Fighting the golden shield: Cisco sued over jailing and torture of Chinese dissidents

* Win-win: Abercrombie & Fitch offers to pay Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” not to wear its clothes

* John Carney says you can’t really raise taxes on hedge fund managers (I think he’s wrong, but link is in spirit of balance)

* Tweet of the Day @pegobry Anyone else remember when Google’s About Us page included the phrase “We do search. We don’t do anything else. We do search.”