MUST READS
Storm leaves hundreds of thousands in the dark – AP
Here’s how bad winter weather is hurting the economy – CNBC
ECB keeps interest rate at 0.25% despite deflation fear – BBC
Carney Seeks to Keep Low-Rate Outlook as BOE Holds Policy – Bloomberg
Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino sweep old guard from power – Reuters
As Minimum Wages Rise, Businesses Grapple With Consequences – NY Times
‘Job-lock’ and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare – LA Times
ObamaCare trap makes it harder to reach the middle class – Keith Hennessey
JPMorgan to Deutsche: banks exit physical commodities trade – Reuters
Harvard Makes Professor Disclose More After Blinkx Slides – Bloomberg
Don’t Rush to Blame the Fed – NY Times
Interest Rates May Tumble – Barron’s

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MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks: Looking steady, except for Twitter – CNN/Money
Small-Cap Bears at Highest Since ’12 on Selloff – Bloomberg
Many big stocks already in 10% correction – USA Today
Analysis: Emerging markets selloff bruises big-name funds – Reuters
Why the Dow Theory is still on a ‘buy’ signal – MarketWatch
Treasuries Fall Third Day Amid Outlook for Improving Job Market – Bloomberg
Gold steadies as investors await ECB meeting, U.S. jobs data – Reuters
61 Tonnes of Gold Bullion Flow Out of the West In January – Jesse’s Cafe
The real cost of the gold import curbs in India – Financial Express
Gold could fall to $1,000/oz: BofA Merrill Lynch – Platts
Where the *Bleep* Is Germany’s Gold? – Free-Man’s Perspective

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
U.S. Job Creation Flat in January – Gallup
January’s jobs number not looking any better – Bloomberg
Sony to cut 5,000 jobs, split off PC, TV operations – Reuters
Dutch would be ‘better off’ if they left the euro – Telegraph
Abe Eyes Window for Biggest Military-Rule Change Since WWII – Bloomberg
Iraq War Critic: NSA Targeted Gerhard Schröder’s Mobile Phone – Spiegel
Halifax: U.K. House Prices Increase Amid Higher Confidence – Bloomberg
Spain Property Market Outlook: Home Price May Fall Another 15% – IBT
Ugly China housing market is scary for its financial system – Quartz
Fed Flails About To Squash Misleading Jobless Measure – Testosterone Pit
From the Bernanke Put to the Yellen Trap – Automatic Earth
Europe Needs the Fed’s Medicine – Bloomberg