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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Happy Monday. A million people have now signed up for Obamacare, and all of them should be reading the morning six-pack.

Don't get too excited about the Affordable Care Act milestone: It's like one-third the original goal. (TIME)

While we've been cheering the nearly 30 percent gain for the S&P 500 in 2013, that pales in comparison to Japan, where the Nikkei has just had its best performance in more than 40 years. (Reuters)

In China, meanwhile, millions of hectares have become too polluted to farm. (Voice of America)

Blackstone is investing $200 million in Crocs, proving that you really never can have enough ugly shoes. (Financial Times)

Hedge fund hotshot David Tepper probably made $3 billion this year, according to Institutional Investor. Tepper Rally, indeed. (New York Post)

And, finally ... what's been good for Wall Street actually may be bad for capitalism. CNBC's Simon Hobbs 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.