Happy Tuesday. Hangover anyone? Then have a little hair of the Irish dog that bit you in the form of a Morning Six-Pack.
Wall Street sees something it likes in the words of Vladimir Putin, which is just weird. (New York Daily News)
Also for your handy-dandy reference: an easy guide to all of the biggest doomsday predictions for the dour road ahead. (Paul Farrell/Marketwatch)
The chart that might keep Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen up at night: Food prices are escalating thanks to the drought in California and Texas, and it couldn't come at a worse time. (Wall Street Journal)
Kevin Trudeau used to be a hotshot TV pitchman, hawking miracle diets and cancer cures. Now he's a jailbird with 10 years to think about his misdeeds. (Chicago Tribune)
And finally … the path for Yellen and her cohorts may seem clear now, but things could get a lot more interesting once 2015 hits. CNBC's Steve Liesman uses results from our latest Fed survey to explain.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.