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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

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Happy Friday. And when I say "Happy Friday," I mean I'm happy and it's Friday, and not by coincidence.

Postcards from the U.K.: Maybe, just maybe, banks are ready to get to work at earning our trust again. (The Independent)

The first song I ever learned to play on guitar was Neil Young's "Sugar Mountain." Which is apropos of nothing but helps set up a post on how the Canadian crooner raised $2 million in two days for a new music gizmo. (Forbes)

After years of wandering through the political desert, the GOP moves toward becoming a "party of ideas" again. (The Week)

As news continues to break, Target is slowly creating a template on how not to respond to a potential security breach. (Wall Street Journal)

It's all upside for Amazon and its move to increase the price of its beloved Prime membership. (Time)

And finally ... the weird tale of how a bailout for Ukraine actually will put money in the pockets of their Russian nemesis. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera unravels the strange bond voodoo.

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

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