* Q&A with Richard Levin, president of Yale University, on the economy and Yale’s endowment.
* Meredith Whitney: The credit crunch is tightening for small businesses.
* Ex-Northern Rock chief Adam Applegarth has landed a senior advisor gig with Apollo Management, proving that private equity is still the last refuge for corporate scoundrels.
* Common excuses from a business reporter who misses a story. If you need a real-life example, here’s one from this week.
* Michael Greeley visits China, and gets reminded why its institutional investors aren’t necessarily rushing to invest in U.S. venture capital firms.
* Rep. Michelle Bachman — a woman who proves the maxim about how our government was designed by geniuses to be run by idiots — chooses to ask Ben Bernanke about ACORN.
* Strip poker for day traders: