Pre-Marketing: Newt vs. private equity

December 13, 2011, 4:44 PM UTC

* Roddy Boyd: Insider dealings by Sequoia Capital’s Neil Shen

* Post-Kazaa: Reformed Internet pirate sues tech giants for millions 

* Didn’t expect this in GOP race: Gingrich goes after Romney on private equity resume

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London opens flatEuropean shares stabilize and the Nikkei tumbles.

* Jared Hecht: The big venture syndicate

* Brad DeLong: Mark my beliefs to market

* Disaster in waiting: The Long Island housing bubble

* Unconventional wisdom: Italians work 20% more hours than Germans

* A pittance: Ex-WaMu officials settle FDIC suit for fraction of what was sought

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* Corporate cowardice: It seems Lowe’s is not the only big company that caved to anti-Muslim bigotry

* Quote of the Day: “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.” — Rick Perry

* Tweet of the Day: @nichcarlson: If Facebook were to trade at LNKD’s PE ratio, its market cap would be $2.7 TRILLION.