Morning Minutes Nov. 29, 2010
Word of the Day
Misconstrue miss-kun-STROO (verb) To understand or explain wrongly; misinterpret - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Cyber Monday tips
Before starting off on your online shopping spree, take a few minutes to review some tips and tricks of the trade. Jorgen Wouters' article, "Top 10 Cyber Monday Tips for Safe Online Shopping," tells you how to spot trustworthy websites, protect your computer and your personal information and avoid too-good-to-be-true deals.
Number to Know
$488.5 million: The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and August 2010. China was the leading country of origin for such items. Similarly, China was the leading foreign source of artificial Christmas trees shipped to the United States ($28.2 million worth) during the same period. - Census.gov
This Day in History
Nov. 29, 1963: President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Today's Featured Birthday
TV host/comedian Howie Mandel (55)
"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." - Madeleine L'Engle, who was born on this date in 1918.