Afternoon Buzz: Markets Recovering, North Korea Complying (We Think)
Here are the hot stories making headlines this afternoon around the Web:U.S. markets are recovering after a big plunge. As of the early afternoon, the Dow was up about 75 points after yesterday's 416-point dip.Video: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells lawmakers that the situation is being monitored and appears to be under control.North Korea appears to be complying with a recent agreement to shut down its main nuclear reactor in exchange for an initial load of fuel oil, but U.S. intelligence officials say they're still monitoring the situation closely. Australian researchers have discovered 20 new species of sharks and rays in Indonesia, the AP reports. Two Picassos--or maybe more--were stolen from the apartment of the artist's granddaughter. A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says the military is unprepared for chemical or biological attacks.
Etc.: Q&A With U.S. News's Paul J. Lim on the Market, on USNews.com