In the news: College football leaders approved a plan that gets rid of the BCS system and implements a playoff format. Not everyone will be satisfied though, as it's only a four-team playoff, but most agree it's a better way to crown a champion.
Happening today: The Montford Point Marines – the first African-American Marines – will be honored today and be given the Congressional Gold Medal.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,534.67. It finished up 32.01 points Tuesday.
Motivational quote: “The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.” - Joseph Le Conte
Watercooler talk: Video of dad freaking out on amusement park ride goes viral
A video of a father and daughter on a ride is going viral. Dad is more than a little afraid on the Screaming Swing at the Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee. His daughter, meanwhile, is having a blast. Ahh, the things people do for their children. Patrick Jones has the story.
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