Dan Primack

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Pre-Marketing 4.29.11

April 29, 2011: 7:23 AM ET

* James Altucher: 10 reasons you should stop buying stocks

* Overthinking it: The economics of death star planet destruction

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London opens softEuropean shares dip and the Nikkei is closed.

* Groupon to Donald Trump: You're fired!

* Peter Eckersley: Why we need an open wireless movement

* Connie Loizos: Catching up with Facebook exile Noah Kagan

* Economist: What makes The Carlyle Group different from all other PE firms?

* The numbers are in: McDonald's hired 62,000 workers in its one-day HR binge

* Conversation is the new attention: Redefining the speaker/audience dynamic at conferences

* Double standard alert: AOL (AOL) says that its reporters cannot invest in the companies they cover. Unless the reporter is named Michael Arrington.

* Citigroup drops Ben Stein as a keynote speaker at its upcoming event for pensions and endowments. Not for being consistently wrong about most everything, but for telling a sexist joke.

* Warren Buffett says he will answer any Sokol-related questions during next week's annual meeting: "You will not hear no comment. If our lawyer gets up and wrestles me to the ground I will still talk."

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Dan Primack
Dan Primack
Senior Editor, Fortune

Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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