The NRA says that the only way to keep schools safe is to train and arm someone at every school in America — but how much would that cost? Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner’s so-called “Plan B” to avoid the fiscal cliff failed before any votes were taken. Facebook is testing a $1 fee that allows strangers to message you. Some pediatricians say that expensive educational toys are a waste of money and may even actually be harmful. We hear about what’s being done to avoid costly medical mistakes. And Dan Bobkoff finds out why the Japanese no longer dominate in the world of electronics.
The Dinner Party serves up news that didn't quite make the headlines -- perfect for your dinner party conversations this weekend.
How many Sony, Panasonic or Sharp gadgets did you buy this year? Japan’s electronics giants have lost their competitiveness -- and perhaps creativity.
Guns and dollars
The executive director of the National Rifle Association proposes having "good guys with guns" protect school children from "bad guys with guns."
If the government fails to agree on a budget, what, if anything, can poor people do to weather the automatic spending cuts that will kick in after the nation plunges off the fiscal cliff?
Now that it's publicly owned, Facebook needs to generate revenue, so it's looking for more ways to monetize its users.
The "never events," like leaving a sponge behind in a patient, or receiving the wrong operation, happen 80 times a week in hospitals nationwide, according to a new study.
The Weekly Wrap talks about what can happen now that Speaker John Boehner's Plan B has failed.
Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.