In the news: The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday afternoon that it is buying Lucasfilm and is in the early stages of making a new “Star Wars” film. Disney bought George Lucas’ company for $4 billion and gives the company the rights to the wildly successful “Star Wars” franchise. A new film – the first of a new trilogy – is slated for 2015, Disney said.
Happening today: Halloween! Make sure you’ve got candy for trick-or-treaters, and be extra careful when you’re driving this afternoon and evening.
Gas update: GasBuddy.com reports that the lowest city prices in the U.S. are in Tulsa, Okla. ($3.031), and Spartanburg, S.C. ($3.066).
Motivational quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi
Watercooler talk: Apple CEO Tim Cook shakes up management team
Scott Forstall, head of the iOS team and the Maps app, will leave Apple next year. Retail chief John Browett is also out as Cook reshuffles responsibilities at Apple. Watch the report at http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?vcid=23862003&freewheel=90108&sitesection=gatehouse.
GateHouse News Service