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Pre-Marketing: Default disaster

October 7, 2013: 6:43 AM ET
It's a burned pancake sort of morning

It's a burned pancake sort of morning

* Catastrophe: U.S. default would dwarf Lehman's fall

* Stalemate savior? Sen. Portman has a plan

* Morning Call: U.S. futures tumble, Europe falls and Japan slides.

* Nostalgia: History of the Trapper Keeper

* Tom Tunguz: Data isn't a business model

* Barry Ritholtz: The Obamacare portfolio

* Lost and found: I'm the original voice of Siri

* Alex Mittal: 10 days and nights unplugged

* Never mind: Carl Icahn gives up on Dell appraisal rights

* Evolution: Twitter's changes to its IPO registration

* Grain of salt: Blackberry in talks with big tech buyers

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* Quote of the Day, from Thom Yorke: "Spotify is the last desperate fart of a dying corpse."

* Tweet of the Day: @morningmoneyben Administration cannot and will not tell anyone if they have a debt limit back up plan. Does not necessarily mean there isn't one.

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Dan Primack
Dan Primack
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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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