Good Day, Bad Day
Family ties, faith and credit
OOD DAY FOR: Family ties, after a record-setting December helped push the video game industry to a new annual high, with $17.9 billion in sales, a 43 percent jump over 2006. Nintentdo’s Wii console, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Sony’s PlayStation 3 all had their best Decembers ever. Hit games like “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” “aren’t just played by 25-year-old guys,” said Wedbush Morgan Securities. “They are bringing families together.” (USA Today)
BAD DAY FOR: Faith and credit, after personal information on 650,000 credit-card customers of J.C. Penney and up to 100 other retailers went missing. The information, including about 150,00 Social Security numbers, was stored by GE Money at an Iron Mountain Inc. facility. “Because of the volume of information we handle and the fact people are involved, we have occasionally made mistakes,” said Iron Mountain spokesman Dan O’Neill. (AP in Los Angeles Times)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?
- Why I'm sick and tired of seeing naked women on HBO
- Why ABC threw its Bachelor under the bus
- Here's how Iran is covering Russia's invasion of Crimea
- Why Ted Cruz is the real-life Frank Underwood
- Watch Zach Galifianakis get annoyed at President Obama on Between Two Ferns
- 4 easy ways to resolve life's toughest questions
- 22 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Why is American internet so slow?
- Who are the real gay marriage bigots?
Subscribe to the Week