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