The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President
Sixty years ago, computers were used for the first time to predict the outcome of a presidential race. CBS used the UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers, on loan. The prediction was spot on, but a decade passed before the computer's potential was finally realized on election night.
Walt Disney Co. To Buy George Lucas Film Studio
The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it is buying Lucasfilm, reportedly paying more than $4 billion in stock and cash for the studio founded and owned by George Lucas. Disney says it will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
New York's Breezy Point Endures Fire And Flood
Residents of one community in the New York City borough of Queens endured both fire and flood when Sandy hit their barrier island. Two people died in the high water, and at least 80 houses are believed to have burned.
Scrutinizing The Candidates' Stump Speeches
The next time President Obama and Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, they will deliver stump speeches to crowds of supporters who don't often give the messages a lot of scrutiny. In the first of two stories, NPR shows the speeches to people who would give them a more critical look: political operatives from the opposite party. First up: President Obama.
New York Markets Set To Reopen On Tuesday
The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ are both set to reopen Tuesday. The markets were closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy pounded the East Coast, flooding New York's financial district.
Halloween Spending On The Rise
The total amount of spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach $8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Some trends include Victorian corsets, group costumes, and fancy dress for pets.