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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
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Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's Day, where we bring you a freshly brewed Morning Six-Pack from high atop a 12-foot snow bank somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard.

This holiday just isn't what it used to be, especially for guys who think the way to a woman's heart is through chocolate. (New York Times)

The debt crisis is over. Long live the debt crisis, especially if you live in some of China's larger towns. (Wall Street Journal)

By now, austerity was supposed to have plunged the euro zone into a crippling recession. Really? Not so much, judging by the latest growth figures. (BBC News)

Kraft Foods is anticipating a "soft start" to 2014 sales figures and is blaming food stamp reductions. No comment needed. (Chicago Tribune)

A cautionary tale for how governments fail, courtesy of Argentina. (The Economist)

And finally ... Keeping with today's theme: Debt matters but the level of debt doesn't, or so seems to be the conclusion from a confusing International Monetary Fund rejoinder against the work of economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff. CNBC.com's Matt Clinch valiantly tries to make sense of it all.

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

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