Junior guard Jack Taylor of Grinnell College has followed up last year's record-breaking 138-point performance with another "century." He scored 109 points Sunday night in a victory over Crossroads College. He's the only player in NCAA history to have reached or exceeded 100 points twice.
Today we're getting a stunning view of the complete destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan.
Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former vice president and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wyoming, reaffirmed her opposition to same-sex marriage Sunday. That prompted a very public rebuke from her sister and sister-in-law.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the "IHOP At Home" line of frozen foods. All the charms of IHOP without having to put on pants.
What started out as a thesis project in Sweden could revolutionize biking safety. The "invisible" helmet is an air bag tucked away in a collar fastened around a cyclist's neck. When its internal sensors detect specific jerks and jags, the air bag deploys, sending out a head-hugging hood in a tenth of a second.
Boeing’s new 777X airplanes led the Dubai Air Show’s opening day. The company claims orders of roughly $95 billion, purported to be the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.
Far too many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs when generics can be dramatically cheaper. When it comes to lower-income Medicare patients, it can be the taxpayer who covers the difference in price -- up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year. ProPublica senior reporter Tracy Weber has been gathering data about the cost of prescription drugs to the taxpayer, and tells Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio what she found.
Without comment, the Supreme Court passed on the first case challenging NSA surveillance since the Edward Snowden leaks.
Google and Microsoft have agreed to ban searches for 100,000 words in an effort to clamp down on child pornography. The idea behind the change is pretty straightforward. If you stop people looking for terms associated with images of child abuse that should stop people finding them.
In Britain, the new system is also being seen as a victory for Prime Minister David Cameron. Earlier this year, he had called on providers of internet search engines to do something to address the issue of child pornography accessed online. But while child safety campaigners agree that the new measure is a step in the right direction they are just as emphatic in saying that the new system will only stop those who are looking for such images in a superficial way.
The far more dangerous and more difficult to regulate area is the so-called "dark internet," where criminals sell and exchange images of child abuse either directly on peer-to-peer networks or through systems such as TOR, which allow them to hide their tracks online.
“That's a technological nut that is yet to be cracked but we know that the best brains in the industry are working on that,” says Claire Lilley, head of online safety for child protection group NSPCC.
This final note which comes to us from the pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The paper reports that a Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees. The obvious conclusion is that the company doesn't pay its employees enough to eat.
A company spokesperson said the drive is evidence WalMart workers rally around each other in times of need.
Some retailers are issuing warnings that the Affordable Care Act could weigh on their profits.
Starting in January, most of us will either need to have health insurance, or pay a penalty. In a call with analysts last week a Walmart executive said that’s another "line item in their personal budget" that could cut into customers’ spending, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"We haven’t seen any impact, but we’re keeping an eye on it," Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove told Marketplace.
"Obviously there’s only so many discretionary dollars, and if there’s fewer, consumers are going to have to make harder choices," says Lynn Franco, an economist with the Conference Board.
This story has come to be known as the "Dog Ate My Homework" kind of story around Marketplace. Another tale of retailers blaming the latest weather pattern, blackout, Congressional gridlock -- the list goes on -- for their earnings woes.
"Yes, it’s probably going to be the excuse du jour, but yes, it is a true cost, and people are going to have to absorb it," says analyst Scott Mushkin with Wolfe Research.
But isn’t the Affordable Care Act supposed to save people money?
A recent study by the Rand Corporation predicted out-of-pocket medical expenses will decline for most people who are newly insured or change their health plans. Then there are the almost nine million more people who will be covered by Medicaid, says Josh Bivens with the liberal Economic Policy Institute. Others will get subsidies to buy insurance.
"In my mind this is kind of like a delayed, small stimulus program, because it’s actually providing people who are otherwise cash-constrained to give them more income in the next couple years," Bivens says.
Other economists say it’s too soon to know how the health care law will play out.
"I really don’t think we have enough information yet to have a sense of whether this is a real problem or something that will prove not to be a major issue," says economist Scott Hoyt with Moody’s Analytics.
Analyst Joe Feldman, who follows Walmart for Telsey Advisory Group, says that uncertainty itself can weigh on shoppers.
"If it’s in the consumer’s mind that they may have some pressure down the road, you may see them pull back on their spending," says Feldman.
As more retailers come out with their earnings forecasts in the next couple weeks, Feldman says we can expect to hear more about that pressure.