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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

A man uses a computer at a Workforce One Employment Solutions center as he looks for a job after being out of work for one and a half years on January 7, 2014 in North Miami, Florida.
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A man uses a computer at a Workforce One Employment Solutions center as he looks for a job after being out of work for one and a half years on January 7, 2014 in North Miami, Florida.

Happy Thursday. A word of advice: Don't get your hopes up for Jobs Friday. It's not going to be pretty.

Loss of long-term unemployment benefits so far has hit about 2 million Americans ... and counting. (Providence Journal)

Remember Mitt Romney? A poll of New Hampshire Republicans shows that he is leading the field for the 2016 presidential race, which should pretty much tell you all you need to know about the GOP these days. (Union Leader)

Stockbrokers could be concealing sketchy personal histories and are regularly outfoxing regulators. And the sun rose in the east today. (Wall Street Journal)

Where fact meets fiction: Staring into the face of bitcoin's inventor. (Newsweek)

A young CEO involved in the bitcoin world dies in Singapore under strange circumstances. (Reuters)

And finally ... the anti-austerity crowd just got another punch in the face, as hedge fund honcho David Einhorn joined a growing chorus of deep-pocked investors who are taking stakes in Greece. CNBC.com's John Jannarone explains.

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

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