Happy Friday, which is easy to say anytime you look forward to a weekend free of the icy grip of the Polar Vortex.
Yes, it's been cold, and yes, the Cold War may not in fact be over. Remember when Winston Churchill called Russia "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"? It still is. (Politico)
Workers and retirees about to take a bath because of Detroit's fiscal calamity will soon find out just how bad it's going to get. (CNNMoney)
The currency games have resumed in China as the yuan finds itself on a brutal losing streak. (Wall Street Journal)
Tech takeover activity is reaching 2K dotcom hysteria levels. Bubblicious? You make the call. (DealBook)
And finally ... the leg up for insider traders who subscribed to Warren Buffett's Business Wire looks like it's coming down. CNBC.com's Alex Crippen explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.