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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to deliver the Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture during the National Economists Club Annual Dinner November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to deliver the Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture during the National Economists Club Annual Dinner November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Happy Thursday. No tapering allowed here, at least for today.

Market participants are left wondering just what the heck all that jibber-jabber was out of the Federal Reserve minutes Wednesday. (The Guardian Express)

Haven't they done enough "restructuring" at Tribune already? (Los Angeles Times)

Carl Icahn thinks Bill Ackman is too active of an activist investor. (Reuters)

We hear tell that Ashton Kutcher is a famous person. Assuming that's true, he had quite a punch-up with a Wal-Mart rep yesterday on Twitter.

Bill Gates is on a crusade to build a better condom. Using what? You'll never guess. (Time)

And, finally ... Elon Musk is mad that everyone made such a big deal over a couple car fires. Truth is, people love the Model S, pyrotechnics or not. CNBC's Philip LeBeau explains.

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

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