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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Happy Monday and welcome to the Cinco de Mayo version of the Morning Six-Pack.

As Pfizer keeps fighting the good fight in its bid to take over AstraZeneca, worries grow in the U.K. that the pharma sands are shifting. (The Guardian)

Austerity notches yet another victory as Portugal is slated to throw off the bailout shackles without benefit of a credit line backstop. (The Irish Times)

Every economist in the world will tell you there is no inflation in the U.S. In a related story, it is believed that economists don't eat blueberries, which are fetching (this is not a typo) $10 a pound these days. (

The lockup that prevents employees from selling their Twitter stocks ends Monday, meaning that the worst day to sell the stock would be ... (Wealthfront)

When it comes to smartphones, search is dead. Here's what comes after. (Quartz)

And finally ... it was Buffettpalooza on CNBC on Monday morning. The Oracle of Omaha has, among other things, decried high-frequency trading, though even he concedes it isn't hurting the typical retail investors.'s Alex Crippen is all over the story.