* Private equity firms continue to scale back in Asia.
* William Greider: Obama’s New Monopoly Set.
* Vikrant Raina of Boston Ventures: “The private equity industry will shrink dramatically in the next five years.”
* Top candidate to manage TARP has bailed out.
* Felix looks at the companies with the most cash on hand, and those with the least.
* Fast Money crew: Are private equity stocks about to stage a comeback?