peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Thursday:

* Congressional Democrats will introduce new legislation to end the use of off-shore tax shelters. Methinks this may affect more than a few peHUB readers.

* Is the Japanese leveraged finance market crumbling?

* Is the U.S. leveraged finance market rebounding?

* What Lindsay Lohan taught Tom Gores. Get your mind out of the gutter.

* The winner of Fortune’s Killer Startup contest is… Green Dragon Roach Kill. Not sure if you needed “kill” in your name to win.

* The New York Sun examines “dark pool” trading.