peHUB First Read

Cofee* Matthew Stewart: The value of an MBA has collapsed, and it’s not re-inflating anytime soon. If ever.

* Blogging for Dollars: CEO of online health info company Trusera writes on company blog: “Unless we can raise additional funds for the company by the end of April, we will close Trusera to the public on April 30.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises in early trading, European shares turn negative, the Nikkei hits a 10-week high and Hong Kong jumps 3.6 percent.

* The most novel Twitter app so far: “Researchers at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they’ve had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter.”

* Jonathan Weil: “You can’t have a price-earnings ratio without earnings. And by one important financial benchmark, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index doesn’t have any.”

* Jeff Sonnenfeld of Yale School of Management: Obama Administration could cure mob-ocracy with competence.

* Why Citi should be allowed to merge with Wells Fargo.

* Buyouts East begins at 8:30 this morning, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Hope to see some of you there. Awards Dinner kicks off at 7.

* Obama hits the AIG spot (h/t Kedrosky):