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Morning six-pack: Thursday's best reads

Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
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Happy Thursday. Just counting the days down until Jobs Friday.

What happens when the Federal Reserve is holding interest rates at unnaturally low levels? All kinds of bad things. (Chris Whalen/Breitbart)

For those considering becoming a bank teller, prepare to spend time waiting in line—the welfare line. (Washington Post)

In 2014, a brave new world awaits. Get ready for the "Internet of things," whatever that is. (Quartz)

U.K. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was a bundle of good news Thursday morning—well, maybe not so much. (The Telegraph)

It's a bad day for bitcoin, after the Chinese government prohibited banks from transacting in the cryptocurrency. The regulators are getting in on the action. (Reuters)

And, finally ... Wall Street may be getting a little taper in its stocking this Christmas. CNBC's Patti Domm explains.

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

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