Briefing

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‘It feels very much like back to square one.’

1. LYLE KERCHER, brother of slain British woman Meredith Kercher, after Amanda Knox’s conviction in the murder case was overturned

‘Haircuts are inevitable for other countries too.’

2. VICKY PRYCE, an economist, on the euro-zone debt crisis; Greece admitted that it won’t meet its deficit-reduction targets, renewing economic fears

‘I don’t hate capitalism. I don’t hate rich people.’

3. HENRY JAMES FERRY, an Occupy Wall Street protester in New York City, calling on tycoons to pay a higher tax rate

‘You want to be Commander in Chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States.’

4. BARACK OBAMA, in response to his GOP rivals’ not speaking out against the booing of a gay soldier during a recent Republican debate

‘There is no talk about rebuilding the U.S.S.R.’

5. VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian Prime Minister, proposing that former Soviet nations reunite as a “Eurasian Union”

55%

Percentage of Americans who do not know that GOP stands for “Grand Old Party,” according to a poll

16

Amount, in Danish kroner (about $3), of a tax that Denmark will levy on each kilogram (2.2 lb.) of saturated fat in food products

3.5%

Percentage drop in Bank of America’s stock after the company announced it would begin charging customers $5 a month for debit-card use

27%

Percentage increase in Chrysler’s sales in September; Ford and General Motors also reported sales jumps

Sources: AP (2); BBC; TIME; New York Times

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