Happy Friday. And when I say "Happy Friday," I mean I'm happy and it's Friday, and not by coincidence.
Postcards from the U.K.: Maybe, just maybe, banks are ready to get to work at earning our trust again. (The Independent)
The first song I ever learned to play on guitar was Neil Young's "Sugar Mountain." Which is apropos of nothing but helps set up a post on how the Canadian crooner raised $2 million in two days for a new music gizmo. (Forbes)
After years of wandering through the political desert, the GOP moves toward becoming a "party of ideas" again. (The Week)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.