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Morning Money Links: Happy holidays for health-care stocks; the Fed's many failures; Twitter makes money

December 21, 2009 | 10:09 am

--- Christmas came early for health-care stocks: They’re up across the board today after the Senate’s critical vote on Sunday to advance a health-care reform bill that doesn’t include creation of a government-run competitor. New 52-week highs for Health Net Inc., Cigna Corp. and Merck & Co., among others.

--- How to spoil Ben Bernanke's breakfast: The Washington Post has a long piece on the Federal Reserve's glaring failures as a bank regulator in the last decade.

--- That was fast: Twitter is already profitable.

--- Another eulogy for the Cult of Equity in America. Of course, the more you read that the stock market has no future, the greater the likelihood that share prices are poised to surprise everyone to the upside. It just tends to work that way.

--- Year-end list of the day: Morningstar's "10 stocks to consider" for 2010.

-- Tom Petruno