peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Monday:

* Private equity IRRs take a Q3 hit.

* The Industry Standard has been relaunched… as an online predictions market.

* Goldman stepped in to help get the Harrah’s deal done, and even received a small equity slice for its troubles.

* Did the wireless spectrum auction help spark Microsoft’s Yahoo bid?

* PE firms have considered bailing out the bond insurers, but are balking at the risk, according to The FT.

* The flow of debt financing from BDCs is threatened. (sub req.)

* Florida is the place to go for discount VC deals (sub req.)