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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

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Happy Friday. Let's put another week in the books.

Oh, you fickle Americans. Polls are finding, shockingly, that people really, really hate Congress. (NBC News/Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Wire)

Janet Yellen might want to hope the debt debacle continues for a while. Senate Republicans are rubbing their hands together, waiting for a chance to tee off on the Federal Reserve chair-elect. (Politico)

The ethanol lobby probably isn't having a very good day, either. (Farm Futures)

This might be one of those signs-of-the-apocalypse things: The Nobel committee couldn't locate this year's Peace Prize winners, so it tried to track them down on Twitter. (Business Insider)

Here's what allegedly happens when you take on the Goldman Sachs Empire: Bad things, if you work at the New York Fed. (Washington Post)

And, finally ... smart, rich guys make an easy mark. Beware. CNBC.com's Celia Watson Seupel 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.