Durable good orders plunged surprisingly in December – Reuters
A mildly interesting profile of Narayana Kocherlakota – NY Times
Young people read more than old people – Pew Internet
Outside Silicon Valley, California’s not so golden for business – Economist
Yes, phone batteries die a lot quicker when it’s -10 – Drake
Chicago home prices soared in November – Chicago Tribune
Duluth submersible pump maker to expand in Twin Cities – News Tribune
Obama State of the Union to focus on income inequality – LA Times
Former FDIC chief Sheila Bair becomes director of Spanish bank – Buzzfeed
NE Wisconsin’s littoral combat ship program in jeopardy, again – Journal-Sentinel
Gay Talese and the art of nonfiction – Paris Review