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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

The Vince Lombardi Championship trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl winner
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The Vince Lombardi Championship trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl winner

Happy Monday, unless of course you're Peyton Manning, quarterback of the losing team in the Worst Super Bowl Ever (or at least this century).

It wasn't bad enough that only one team showed up Sunday—the mega-expensive commercials were almost as big of a bust as this year's game. (Deadline)

Bill Ackman's continuing campaign against the company notwithstanding, Herbalife is showing it can hang with the cool kids by announcing a big share buyback. (StreetInsider)

United Continental has declared Cleveland a dead zone. Sorry, Cleveland. (Chicago Tribune)

So it's Monday. Big deal, right? Actually, yes, some big deals, including Smith and Nephew's acquisition of ArthroCare. (DealBook)

The race is on, or at least it should be, to figure out a way to make department store credit cards safe from hackers. (Boston Globe)

And finally ... speaking of credit card fraud, some companies are a little further ahead of the curve than others. CNBC.com's Herb Weisbaum explains.

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

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