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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke
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Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

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.

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.