In the news: A report released Thursday morning says that Penn State and longtime coach Joe Paterno knew of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of boys, but they deliberately covered it up because they thought the scandal would make the university look bad. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 charges against him on June 22. The new report says that Penn State "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade." It's not known yet what, if any, charges will be filed against university offiicals.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,604.53. It finished down 48.59 points Wednesday.
Motivational quote: “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” - Margaret Lee Runbeck
Watercooler talk: Government plans to use super lasers that can sense drugs, more
The Department of Homeland Security is planning to use an improved laser scanner system that can detect every molecule in and on you from as far as 164-feet away. The technology, developed by Genia Photonics, can pick up on everything from illegal drugs, to cancer, to what you had for breakfast.
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