Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday

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Happy Monday, unless you're Miley Cyrus, in which case you need to be really, really embarrassed. Summer is almost gone, but the morning six-pack goes on and on:

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert was one of a kind—brash, bold and brilliant. The investing world loses one of its legends in the first female to hold a seat at the New York Stock Exchange, remembered as "a fabulous woman, a trailblazer and a pioneer."

Everyone knows, or should know, that the Fed taper talk is way, way overdone as a market threat. Where you should be afraid—really afraid—is that Congress is going to be back in session soon. Eeks!

When we think Wal-Mart, "made in America" isn't exactly the first image that comes to mind. That's going to change if planet Earth's biggest retailer has its way.

Would you like a shake with those fries? Zurich is opening a sex drive-in, and the term "happy meal" will never be the same again.

We warned you here on NetNet that things could get a little weird once the markets re-opened after Thursday's Flash Freeze on the Nasdaq. It was a good kind of weird, though, for Microsoft, Autodesk and Tangoe. Here's why.

Tales of gold's demise indeed appear to be premature. Our favorite yellow metal has quietly approached bull market status, as's Dhara Ranasinghe reports.

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