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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

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Happy Friday. Condolences to those who live in a town where JCPenney is closing a store. Tough break.

OK, now that the sarcasm is over, let the news begin: Awful as it sounds, JCPenney's move to close 33 stores and ax 2,000 workers just might not be enough. (Los Angeles Times)

Check out this awesome 1991 ad for RadioShack (does anyone even make radios anymore?) that promotes all sorts of cool gizmos, all of which perform functions found on today's typical smartphone. (Huffington Post)

The new narrative on bitcoin is that it's a payment mechanism more than a currency. That means two things: Ben Bernanke can't print 4 trillion of them, and the tax man soon is going to want his cut. (Forbes)

We suppose that If there ever was a tech version of the game Risk, the whole world would look like one giant Google logo. (The Street)

On the street where you live: You just have to see this paean to the Financial District's Maiden Lane and the stream that flows beneath. (New York Federal Reserve)

And, finally ... for those who can't beat the misery that is tax time, there are ways to keep the auditors off your back. CNBC.com's Kelley Holland explains.

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

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