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Morning six-pack: Thursday's best reads

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Janet Yellen

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.

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.