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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday

Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
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Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Happy Tuesday. Autumn has returned to the Northeast, but still no signs of intelligent life in Washington.

Beware the Grand Bargain and all that it may entail. (Roll Call)

There is, however, a better way. (Business Insider)

When it comes to the looming debt ceiling battle, it's all about the Senate. (Townhall)

Even scientists get the blues: The shutdown is affecting some operations that you may have not considered. (Forbes)

Sometimes we need to get graphic around here: This chart will tell you all you need to know about the U.S. government's spending habits. (Political Line)

And, finally...it's all about the T-bills. Watch them, and you'll get a good idea of how investors feel about the probability of default. CNBC.com's Dhara Ranasinghe explains.

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

Wall Street

  • Robert Shiller

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that his key valuation indicator is flashing warning signs.

  • Lael Brainard

    The Fed is in the early stages of an analysis on changes in bond market liquidity, amid signs that liquidity may be less resilient than in past.

  • Bill Gross

    Janus Capital acquired a majority interest in Kapstream Capital and said Kapstream's Palghat will support Bill Gross as co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy.