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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Wednesday

A flower lies atop names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial in New York on Sept. 10
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A flower lies atop names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial in New York on Sept. 10

In case you needed to be reminded, it's Wed., Sept. 11. Never forget.

Twelve years has done, well, nothing to make the world a safer place, as we are reminded this week with the mess the White House has gotten itself into with Syria.

This is why Vine was invented: To capture failed New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner slinking out the back of a McDonald's as he escaped from a live confrontation with his sexting partner Sydney Leathers. Thank you, New York magazine.

That good news from the National Federation of Independent Business on Tuesday might not be so good after all. Some are questioning whether the NFIB survey is a true gauge of how much its members actually plan to hire.

About that Chinese economic recovery ... it's probably a good idea not to get too excited, being as it's being built on the same shaky foundation as before.

That's not to say, however, that there aren't a lot of people getting rich in China. These five billionaires—out of the nation's 315—are as rich as old Mr. Gates, late of Microsoft fame.

And, finally ... well, that didn't work out so well. Apple's launch Tuesday of its new iPhone 5 line failed to impress, and investors once again sold the news, as CNBC's Dominic Chu and Giovanny Moreano explain.

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

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