What happened this week? Lots. And our friends at theSkimm have you covered with a run-down of the top headlines. (Want them delivered daily to your inbox? Sign up at theskimm.com)
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Could my weapon fit in that pocket? Residents in Illinois will now be able to carry concealed guns. Illinois was the last state standing to prohibit residents from carrying concealed guns. The previous state ban was ruled unconstitutional. The Democratic governor was very against major parts of the proposal, but the state legislature won out. The new law (which has a few public place exemptions) is a big win for gun rights groups.
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If only I had more daytime TV options. Meredith Vieira—yes, as in previously seen on The View and Today—is coming to a TV near you with her own show. Viewers will have to contain their excitement until the fall of 2014. NBC’s The Meredith Vieira Show will be full of Meredith “daytime fun:” Meredith on a set that looks like home, Meredith with celebrities, Meredith showing off her winning personality. And Meredith going up against Katie Couric, another Today alum (awkward).
Meanwhile, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, everyone’s favorite conservative conversationalist, is making some early morning moves—leaving The View to join Fox & Friends. Boss Barbara Walters made sure to remind Elizabeth of her Survivor past and wished her well. And now the tribe has spoken.
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Scandals can be put behind you, just look at Libor (London interbank offered rate). The global financial benchmark used to set mortgage, credit card, and loan rates, to the tune of a few trillion dollars, will now be under the watchful eye of the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company. NYSE Euronext won a contract to administer and improve Libor, which is used to determine the cost of short-term loans worldwide. Libor is really, really in need of a fresh start after accusations (leading to fines and arrests) that banks manipulated the rates during the financial crisis. Nice.
The handover of control of Libor, a British institution, to an American company is a symbolic blow to the British financial industry, although the Brits will still get to regulate it. Hopefully, the Royal baby will cheer them up.
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