peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Wednesday:

* Barack Obama issues a statement on the Senate’s failure to address carried interest tax treatment. When I asked his office about this very issue more than three months ago, all I got was a promise of a return call that never came, and my email address added to the campaign mailing list.

* The best and worst states for business, according to The Tax Foundation.

* Fueding over Axciom breakup fees.

* A novel set in the world of private wealth management. Sure to be a page-turn… Zzzzzzzz

* Skype’s co-founder has no regrets about the sale to eBay. And why should he, given that even he seems to think that eBay overpaid.