* U.S. futures are up, as the Fed plan to inject equity into banks is apparently more potent than the opportunity to profit take.
* Forget Joe Sixpack. How is Benny the Loanshark handling the economic downturn?
* Epicurian Dealmaker thinks it’s time to climb off the ledge.
* Stephen Grocer sees dead deals.
* Trying to make sense of Jim Cramer’s advice.
* Jason finds my new favorite company.
* Ritholtz piles on Gasparino.