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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday. Get your "oohs" and "aahs" ready, Apple has two new smartphones.

Or not. While time no doubt will stand still once the iPhone maker shows the world its newest creation, the sledding could be a little rough in the emerging markets where Apple will be targeting the devices.

Any Josh Brown fans out there? Of course there are. Join us, then, in wishing him buona fortuna in the next leg of his journey, which he eloquently relates here.

A lesson to young analysts everywhere: Here's what happens when you take on a Wall Street darling like Kinder Morgan. People get mad.

The Koch Brothers are coming! The Koch Brothers are coming! The siblings the left loves to hate are at it again, acquiring electrical connector manufacturer Molex for $7.2 billion.

Carl Icahn's run at Dell caused a lot of headaches for the computer maker but probably didn't fatten his wallet a whole lot. Ah well, onto bigger and better things (some Cupertino, Calif. company perhaps?)

And, finally...Wal-Mart is jumping both feet in to the smartphone trade-in program. Just watch those iPhone 5's come rolling.

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