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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday

Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen
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Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen

Happy Tuesday. Back from Davos and ready for a fresh morning six-pack.

It's easy to be confused: Is it the Federal Reserve's primary job to provide price sustainability and maximum employment, or to babysit the equity markets? (Wonkblog)

Incoming Fed chair Janet Yellen is about to face a pretty difficult choice of whether the Fed should take its foot off the accelerator as the emerging market world appears to be in some sort of meltdown. (Wall Street Journal)

Feel like you're having to actually think too much? Google has a master plan to give your brain a rest. (Wired)

Here's a way to make chocolate gross: Turn it into a toothpaste flavor. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Charlie Shrem, whom Tyler Winklevoss once said "lives, breathes and sleeps bitcoin," may be going to jail. (Forbes)

And, finally ... Apple sells a lousy 51 million smartphones and now some people are ready to throw a shovel of dirt on the company's grave. CNBC.com's Ansuya Harjani 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.