Marketplace for Friday, October 12, 2012

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The Nobel committee has awarded the Peace Prize to none other than the European Union. Meanwhile in the U.S., Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will allow controversial fracking on several Pennsylvania college campuses. Amy Scott reports on a school that's opened up an on-campus vision center for students. Some craft micro-brewers are changing the stigma of going from glass to aluminum. And the vice presidential candidates debated jobs and 6 percent unemployment last night in their debate. We get the website Rap Genius to help us decode what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan said.

At Oyler, keeping an eye on students' eyes

A groundbreaking vision clinic at the school makes sure kids who needs glasses, get them.
Posted In: Oyler School, Education, eyes

Europeans 'would like to thank' the Nobel committee

The Nobel Prize committee announces their pick for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The winner? The European Union.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union, Whats up Europe analyzes the vice presidential debate

Mahbod Moghadam of says the lack of rhyme in the vice presidential debate was "malarkey".
Posted In: Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, debate, Mahbod Moghadam

Think good beer only comes in bottles? Can it.

The explosion in craft brewing has meant a huge increase in the number of small breweries who ship their beers in cans.
Posted In: craft beer, beer

Pennsylvania allows fracking on public college campuses

Pennsylvania's state colleges have been hit hard by budget cuts. Now the state is allowing natural-gas drilling on campuses to raise money for the system.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, Pennsylvania

Election boosts Postal Service through one more month

The post office said today it's going to make it through the month without going broke, thanks to the presidential election.
Posted In: Postal Service

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