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Morning six-pack: Here's what we're reading

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carrying her newborn son on July 23, 2013.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carrying her newborn son on July 23, 2013.

What's burning the retinas off our collective eyes Thursday morning:

Here at NetNet we're all goo-goo gaga over the newest royal, baby George Alexander Louis. So are U.K. bookies, who killed it with $2.46 million in baby bets. CNBC.com's Katrina Bishop has the betting-hall breakdown. UK bookies rake in the cash on royal baby naming

We're not really sure what a Brutalist-style building is, but it sounds like a place where bad things go down. Anyway, Dealbook tells us it was this sort of setting where the government launched its full frontal against Steven Cohen's hedge fund. In Case Against SAC Capital, a Show of Force

Remember when candidate Barack Obama promised to be a "post-partisan president"? Yep, vaguely. So who was that cranky guy on stage Wednesday talking about building a bipartisan coalition to spark economic growth while blaming Republicans for, well, everything? That was this guy, according to Politico, whose Ben White breaks it all down. 5 takeaways from President Obama's economy speech

Read my...scalp? We're not sure what any of this has to do with business news, other than it's totally great that Bush 41 is now bald. GossipCenter tells us why George H.W. Bush Shaves Head to Support 2-Year-Old Leukemia Patient

Pardon us for two straight days of Meredith Whitney news. But she did an interview Wednesday with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo on "Closing Bell" that had this quasi-apocalyptic, David Bowie/"Diamond Dogs"-ish tinge to it regarding the future of American cities. Plus, she ripped The Wall Street Journal for its recent takedown of her advisory firm and the cult of Whitney. Watch the video here. (Want to create a mood? Listen to Bowie do "Future Legend.")

And finally...Felix Salmon at Reuters has a message for Obama: Don't pick Larry Summers as the new Federal Reserve chairman. No, seriously. DON'T!!! Don't send Summers to the Fed

—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him @JeffCoxCNBCcom on Twitter.

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