Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

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Happy Thursday. Give us our sugar and/or give us death.

The Food and Drug Administration has decided that a 20-ounce soda and cup of ice cream constitutes one serving of each. But the calorie count is going to be in really, really big numbers. Somewhere, Michael Bloomberg is howling like a gray wolf at harvest time. (NBC News)

Democrats are dying to get an election-year minimum wage deal done and aren't above lowering their sights to make that happen. (Politico)

Those problems in former Soviet Union are just starting to spill over into global currency markets. (Wall Street Journal)

Lord Business is rocking the toy world as Lego snaps together some wicked profits. (Reuters)

Once upon a time, back in the days of yore, Google almost went broke. Imagine that. (Ozy)

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