peHUB First Read

* Mark Cuban: What business is Wall Street in?

* Crowd-sourcing shareholder votes on take-private buyouts?

* Vivek Wadwha: Is an MBA a plus or minus in the startup world?

* Morning Call: U.S. futures rise on $1 trillion EU/IMF deal, London rises early, European shares rebound, the Nikkei gains 1.6% and Hong Kong shares climb.

Leveraged loans are back

* Raj Rajaratnam posts his defense

* Does Facebook really want a semantic Web?

* Greg Gretsch: Why venture capitalists rarely say “no”

* Ferris Bueller’s Day Off plays out on Twitter and FourSquare

* Tweet of the Day: @howardlindzon Heard Nick Denton speak @betaworks last week and forgetting what you think of him, he just gets web, traffic and mean

* Is it better to invest in private equity or REITs: