Happy Thursday. Ben Bernanke has chaired his last Federal Reserve meeting, but we at the morning six-pack carry on.
The central bank has cut down on its supply of happy juice to Wall Street, which can only mean one thing: Buy bonds. (Wall Street Journal)
Quantitative easing is fading away ostensibly because the employment picture is getting better and the economy is starting to show signs of sustainability. Or maybe not, particularly if you're of a certain age and without a job. (The Guardian)
Too early for presidential handicapping? Never! Can you say, "Republican presidential nominee Mike Huckabee?" (Public Policy Polling)
In case you haven't heard: The Super Bowl is coming! The Super Bowl is coming! New York/New Jersey is collectively hosting this year's gala, the festivities of which may be interrupted by an actual football game. Josh Brown is not happy about it. (The Reformed Broker)
Atlanta gets paralyzed by a couple inches of snow, forcing a city finally to face its own demons. (Politico)
And finally … nobody really knew what it would look like once the Fed shut off the money spigot. Emerging markets are starting to find out. CNBC.com's Dhara Ranasinghe explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.