peHUB First Read

Places Deals: Facebook launches Groupon lookalike across Europe

Dealing: Alexion Pharmaceuticals buys Taligen Therapeutics

Selling:
Massey Energy sold to Alpha Natural Resources in $7.1B deal

Triple-Deal: KIT digital buys KickApps, Kewego and Kyte (all separate companies, coincidentally beginning with a K) in $77M deal

Hot Spots: For IT startups, SF, Austin, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Boston are the places to launch a business

Stocks: Futures pointing slightly up; global markets mainly down

Buying: Hearst spends $887M to acquire titles belonging to French conglomerate Lagardere

Running?: The GOP may have Jon Huntsman to turn to for 2012

Unrest:
Egyptian police, military continue to struggle against civil uprisings against President Hosni Mubarak