GOOD DAY FOR: Road warriors, after the Transportation Security Administration approved new laptop bags that will let airline passengers pass through security without unpacking their computers. The new “checkpoint friendly” cases should hit the market in late September or October. More than 25 percent of air travelers carry laptops, the TSA said. (The New York Times)
BAD DAY FOR: Ian Usher, after the 44-year-old Australian’s attempt to sell his entire life on eBay fell about $100,000 short of his target price. After a seven-day auction, Usher agreed to sell everything—his three-bedroom home, a motorcycle and jet ski, a shot at his rug-store job, all his belongings, and his friends—for $380,286. (Reuters)
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