peHUB First Read

* Payscale, a VC-backed online provider of compensation information, has filled out its March Madness bracket. Not based on ball skills, but based on the median salaries of each school’s graduates.

* Chuck Grassley says he wants AIG executives to commit suicide. Senator, you may want to work on your hyperbole.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures mostly flat, European stocks break winning streak, the Nikkei gains 3.2% and Hong Kong down less than a percent.

* Most interesting tidbit from the 60 Minutes interview with Ben Bernanke was that Big Ben once waited tables at South of the Border. If only there was some photographic evidence…

* Extra, Extra: Last print edition of the Seattle P-I is on newstands now. Ex-Rocky Mountain News staff plan to launch website.

* Jeremy Grantham: Reinvesting when terrified (.pdf)

* Andrew Ross Sorkin: A case for paying the AIG bonuses.

* Boston life sciences companies squirrel away cash for long winter.

* Lawyer layoff tracker (h/t Jason)

* Is Twine about to pass Delicious?

* FDIC-brokered bank deals set to surge.

* Newsweek interviews a bunch of VCs.

* Samantha Bee on short-selling: 

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