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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013.

Happy Monday, and, of course, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Nothing Wall Streets likes more than the wearing o' the green.

St. Patrick's Day has a time-honored tradition of celebrating cultural diversity and inclusion through staging parades that promote all of the global culture's special interest groups. Wait ... what? (Troy Record)

Russia is just "a gas station masquerading as a country," said Sen. John McCain, who certainly has his Irish up. (Yahoo)

We reported in November that the 6.5 percent unemployment rate threshold for the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates was going by the wayside. Five months later, the rest of the world catches on. (Wall Street Journal)

That Alibaba-going-public story seems to have been around forever. The company finally made it semiofficial over the weekend. (USA Today)

Guess who's the captain now. Some brave Navy SEALs have retaken a hijacked oil tanker near Cyprus. (Washington Times)

And, finally ... Feeling hungry for a cheesy-stuffed taco glazed donut sausage croissant egg white super-duper combo? Welcome to the wild and wacky world of fast food breakfast. CNBC.com's Katie Little explains.

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

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