Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker today began his challenge of living off food stamps for a week. The brash mayor has about $30 to spend for an entire week. He formulated the food stamp plan after people sent tweets to him about the need for food stamp programs. 

In the news: Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker today began his challenge of living off food stamps for a week. The brash mayor has about $30 to spend for an entire week. He formulated the food stamp plan after people sent tweets to him about the need for food stamp programs. 


Happening today: Today is National Cookie Day, so eat one (or a few), or make a batch. Yum!


Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,965.60; it finished down 59.98 points Monday.


Motivational quote: “You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” - Winston Churchill


Watercooler talk: Magician set on fire on live TV


A magic trick on live TV went terribly wrong in the Dominican Republic. Norah O'Donnell reports.



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