In the news: Kobe Bryant started a controversy when he said the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball Dream Team could beat the original Dream Team, the 1992 version that featured 11 future Hall-of-Famers, including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen and more. Jordan laughed when he heard Bryant’s comment and said there’s “no comparison” to the 1992 team.
Happening today: There’s only one movie opening in wide release this week: “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” This PG movie is another in the animated franchise of the same name.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,573.27 after finishing down 31.26 points Thursday.
Motivational quote: “No man is happy who does not think himself so.” - Publilius Syrus
Watercooler talk: Boar roams bank in Austria
Surveillance video caught a wild boar roaming through a bank in Austria.
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