- A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook Japan this morning, setting off a moderate tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture, the area hardest hit by last year's deadly quake.
- The Washington Post becomes the latest newspaper website to limit free access to web content, putting up a "paywall" scheduled for mid-2013.
- Going over the fiscal
cliffslope could cost 750,000 government jobs, according to the latest reports from the think tank Center For American Progress.
- Economic sanctions against Iran are taking its toll on the country's oil exports, with steep delays in oil shipments and idle oil tankers.
- The FCC wants aviation officials to relax the rules against using e-readers, tablets, and non-phone electronic devices during takeoff and landing.