Happy Tuesday, or as we say here in New Jersey, "Brrrrrrrr."
The catchy buzz phrase "Polar vortex" already has embedded itself in the public consciousness courtesy of some revisionist climate-changers. Thanks bartender, and make mine a double. (Christian Science Monitor)
Score yet another win for austerity: Irish debt yields hit eight-year low; buyers go wild at auction. (Reuters)
They're squaring off in Washington again Tuesday to decide who should pay the price for the long-term unemployment epidemic. (Town Hall)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter .