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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Wednesday

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
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Happy Wednesday, and welcome to yet another frosty offering of the Morning Six-Pack.

Whatever you think of China, the phrase "suspiciously awesome" should be mandated for use every time the country releases economic data. (Quartz)

Do you like getting lots of likes? Yes, it feels good, but all that glitters on Facebook isn't exactly gold, particularly when it comes to who—or what—is really pressing that "like" button. (The Big Picture)

The good news is that the deficit is decreasing and the economy is growing. The bad news: It's only temporary, or so says the Congressional Budget Office. (CNSNews.com)

That big Google acquisition of Nest—all $3.2 billion worth—is finally a done deal. (Re/code)

At the end of the day, House Majority Leader John Boehner really had no other choice but to cave on the debt ceiling. Which is OK, because we all love debt. (The Hill)

And finally ... Tuesday's congressional hearing may have seemed more like a coronation for new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but not everyone is thrilled. CNBC's Drew Sandholm explains.

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

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