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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Wednesday

The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

Today's radical reads from across the universe:

Carl Icahn may just be tweeting his phone calls, but we should all be so influential. The activist investor and Ackman-hater has made Apple fun again.

You just knew this whole bitcoin thing wasn't going to end well. "This is something that is clearly not going away, and it demands a whole government response," a source tells Dealbook. Translation: We're from the government and we're here to help.

We never really bought into that whole "Tepper Rally" thing. Still, it's fun finding out where he put his money.

Ladies and gentlemen, your new senator from the Garden State, Mr. Cory Booker. OK, there's still that little matter of a general election to win, but it all seems somehow preordained. So you think the left would be thrilled, right? No, in fact liberals are freaking out.

Sequestration rocks! Warnings of the apocalypse courtesy of Washington budget cuts turned out to be bogus. The deficit is tumbling and economic growth is just as crappy as it was when the U.S. was $1.3 trillion in the hole.

Austerity rocks! Warnings of the apocalypse courtesy of European budget cuts turned out to be bogus. The deficits are tumbling and economic growth is just as crappy as it was before the euro zone started getting its house in order. Go Europe!

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