peHUB Second Opinion 1.9

PIPE Dreams: Ron Burkle’s investment vehicle Yucaipa has taken a stake in Whole Foods, the company Leonard Green recently made a PIPE investment in. (Dealscape)

Headcount: Has Google laid off 6,000 and then tried to keep it a secret? (Layoff blog)

Drunken Ann Coulter/Olive Oyl Comparisons: What do you get when you cross a music-mixing Microsoft Surface with a sleep-deprived Al Roker? Engadget shows us here.

Dealscape asks: Will Maxim keep Steve Rattner from becoming car czar?