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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

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Happy Thursday. The debt crisis is over; long live the debt crisis!

We may have a deal, but China, like Tommy Lee Jones, is not impressed, as the Dagong ratings agency has downgraded U.S. debt. (Reuters)

Notice to newspeople: When evaluating the ineffectual nature of what just happened, kindly avoid trite references like "kick the can." Instead, how about "another giant swat of the can of fiscal responsibility down the dusty road of time"? Ahh, now you're talking. (Deseret News)

Congress as Scrooge: Retailers worry (because that's what retailers do) that the debt drama will cut into Christmas spending. (MediaPost)

Next up for the Republicans: Putting the party back together. (Boston Globe)

Thursday was looking at not being such a great day for the markets, despite the debt denouement. Blame IBM. (Invests.com)

And, finally...on the other hand, a post-deal selloff was kind of easy to predict. CNBC.com's Patti Domm did, anyway.

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

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  • Bill Gross

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