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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Morning Jolt: 'Obamacare' deadline is today

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  • Happening today
    Today is the deadline to sign up for "Obamacare." Last week the Obama administration said that 6 million people had signed up, short of the 7 million it had anticipated, but a relative success after the initial hiccups of the enrollment process. Officials say the success of the program won't be known, however, until after Obamacare is fully functioning.
    Opening bell
    The Dow Jones opened at 16,323.06 after finishing last week up 58.83 points.
    Quote of the day
    "After discovering a new dwarf planet orbiting the sun beyond Pluto, scientists have named it 2012 VP113 or Biden for short. Scientists say they chose the name because the planet, like Biden, is pretty far out there." - Seth Meyers
    Hot video: Sumatran tiger cubs debut at London Zoo
    Three Sumatran Tiger cubs, born in February at the London Zoo, made their first public appearance this week. Sumatran tigers are a very rare species and are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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