Saturday, August 13, 2011

Short Takes

Security forces in Syria killed at least 15 protesters on Friday.

The healthcare law individual mandate was struck down by an appeals court, but this isn’t over.

Retail sales were up in July.

The Postal Service is facing a lot of layoffs and cutbacks.

The back-to-school tax holiday brings out the shoppers in Florida.

A wild week on Wall Street finally ends.

Tropical Update — There’s a lot of stuff going on in the Atlantic: Tropical Storm Franklin is heading east, Invest 92 is curving north and away from land, Invest 93 could get to the West Indies, and Invest 94 seems to be circling around in the middle of the ocean.

The Tigers beat the Orioles.