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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET
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Bill Ackman may be out at JCPenney, but the Morning Six-Pack is still in. Way in. Here's what we've got:

As a public service, Obamacare is setting an example by cutting down. Way down. By the time this is all over, nationalized health care may be mandated ACE bandages in every medicine cabinet.

Austerity rocks. That's the message out of Greece, where, incredibly, the debt-ravaged nation is actually running a surplus. Forbes thinks the table is now set for...strategic debt default. Yay, Greece.

Which, of course reminds us, that Europe's debt crisis is not over. Not even close. No sir.

John Paulson, music mogul? Could be—sort of—now that the hedge fund titan is part of an effort to buy piano maker Steinway for $38 a share.

It's easy to be awesome if all you do is make stuff up about yourself and everyone just believes it because they want to. Just ask China.

And, finally...if you're worried about how Ackman is going to fare while the sharks circle, CNBC's Jim Cramer has a few thoughts. Check it out. Cramer is smart.

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

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