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There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best tweets of the day that are either informative, insightful, or just down right comical.

1. Danny Blanchflower

Dartmouth economics professor and former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Danny Blanchflower (@D_Blanchflower) tweeted out following the speech by Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart's speech today and noted an important point made by President Lockhart.

 

 

2. Phil LeBeau

CNBC's Phil LeBeau (@Lebeaucarnews) tweeted out following the news that the DoJ is blocking the merger of U.S. Airways (NYSE: LCC) and American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ).

 

 

3. ETF Professor

Benzinga's own ETF Professor (@ETFProfessor1) tweeted his own thoughts on the proposed merger.

 

 

4. Paul R. La Monica

CNNMoney's Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) tweeted out his stupid stock of the day, and it is none other than Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY). Shares appear to be rallying on short covering following yesterday's announcement that the company is looking at strategic alternatives.

 

 

5. Phil Pearlman

StockTwits Executive Editor Phil Pearlman (@ppearlman) tweeted out a rather funny and sarcastic jab at politicians in Washington following Elon Musk's reveal of Hyperloop.

 

 

6. Mark Gurman

9to5Mac's Mark Gurman (@markgurman) tweeted out his own version of market research on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), albeit quasi-sarcastically.

 

 

7. John Carney

CNBC's John Carney (@carney) tweeted out this morning a rather interesting question. It's true that economists do believe that savings lead to future consumption, but what about just ridiculous levels of saving?

 

 

8. GlobalMacroZen

Equity trader GlobalMacroZen (@GlobalMacroZen) tweeted out an interesting headline this morning about Bill Ackman's position in J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP).

 

 

9. Steve Collins

Steve Collins (@TradeDesk_Steve) tweeted out a chart of the GBP/USD (NYSE: FXB) which showed the large move this morning on what appears to be a fat finger trade.

 

 

10. Funny Tweet of the Day - Matthew Boesler

Business Insider's Matthew Boesler (@boes_) gets the spot for the funniest tweet of the day. I would have personally guessed that they all got blacked out...

 

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