peHUB First Read

* Will ZipCar eventually turn a profit?

* Lawmakers move (again) to toughen the Volcker Rule

* Therese Poletti: Mark Zuckerberg has a Richard Nixon moment

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares climb and the Nikkei has its best day in six months.

* Today in Ponzi Scheme news…

* Brad Feld: Suggestions for angel investors

* League Table: The top infrastructure investors

* Don Dodge: The angel investor/convertible note conundrum

* Can Groupon’s momentum help tranform Chicago into a venture capital hotspot?

* Pru yesterday pulled out of its bid for AIA, which means the value of withdrawn M&A activity for 2010 has reached $135 billion, or almost double withdrawn M&A volume seen over the same period in 2009. Here’s the data (.pdf)

* The Cleveland Clinic cures cancer? Convinces LeBron to stay? Ummm…. maybe not.

* Party Time: The next peHUB Shindig is in less than two weeks, at English in Chicago. Get your tickets here.

* The Jordan, Edmiston Group just advised Hearst on its planned purchase of iCrossing. Here’s JEG’s Scott Peters discussing the media M&A landscape:

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