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Net Net: Promoting innovation and managing change

Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

Souvenir flags picturing former South African President Nelson Mandela sway in the wind across from the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum in Soweto Township June 24, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Happy Jobs Friday, where we're always ready for an upside surprise.

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela, a great capitalist. (Moneyweb)

Sears Holdings and Edward Lampert's investors are not enjoying each others' company these days. (Dealbook)

Speaking of jobs, life is about to get tougher for the long-term unemployed. (Las Vegas Sun)

And it's even tougher in Spain, where 20,000 people recently applied for 400 Ikea jobs. (NPR)

Fast-food workers aren't doing much better. But would a $15-an-hour wage really help? (Forbes)

And, finally ... if you've ever needed a drink during shopping—and who hasn't?—help is on the way.'s Kelli B. Grant explains.

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