Happy Wednesday. In addition to being suspended from baseball, A-Rod is banned from the morning six-pack.
We have nothing to fear except government itself, Americans say in a new poll that reflects just how bad their choices have been at election time. (Politico)
There are now six things homebuyers need to know before purchasing: Location, location, location, and fracking, fracking, fracking. (The Economist)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's demise has been greatly exaggerated, as Garden Staters continue to love the big man, though a bit less since Bridgegate. (Star-Ledger).
That ugly jobs number last Friday has John Boehner and the rest of the Republican braintrust feeling pretty. (The Hill)
That may or may not play in Peoria: The World Bank says global growth should be decent in 2014, though it won't be a smooth ride. (New York Times)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.