Here are some of the most interesting stories I've been reading today.

From around the Web:

1. "Twitter's Marketing Problem" by Ben Thompson
Twitter needs to find its market. Investors in the company should read this.

2. "4 Ways to Stop the U.S. from Becoming a Piketty-Style Oligarchy" by Matt O'Brien
A look at what must be done to combat inequality in America.

3. "Why America's Essentials Are Getting More Expensive While Its Toys Are Getting Cheap" by Derek Thompson
Televisions have gotten cheaper, while college tuition is skyrocketing. Here's a fascinating look at prices in America over the past decade.

4. "Goldman: 2014 Is Turning Into An 'Annus Horribilis' For Wall Street's Stock Picking Pros" by Sam Ro
Nearly 90% of large-cap growth mutual funds are trailing their benchmarks so far this year.

5. "Kiev Struggles to Break Russia's Grip on Gas Flow" by Andrew Higgins
Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, is trying to thwart Ukraine's quest for greater energy independence.

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6. "Americans vs. Reality: Why Your Home is Not a Good Investment" by Morgan Housel.
What if your house is really just a huge liability masquerading as a safe asset?

7. "The Best of the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting" by Mike Olsen
Our wrap-up of Buffett's annual event.

8. "These 5 States Squander Your Tax Dollars the Worst" by Dan Caplinger
A recent study examined how good of a job our states are doing at providing services for taxpayers.

9. "Is Apple on Its Way to $700?" by Ashraf Eassa
Can Apple continue its surge past $600 per share to $700?

10. "To Defend Ukraine, the World Should Hit Russia Where It Hurts: Space" by Maxx Chatsko
The West has an upper hand in the important realm of space technologies.