"Today, we have terminated the relationship with that supplier. The fact that this occurred is extremely troubling to us, and we will continue to work across the apparel industry to improve fire safety education and training in Bangladesh." — A statement from Wal-Mart saying the company was unaware that the garment factory in Bangladesh where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people had been making clothes for them.
"It would incapacitate the state. ... Tax increases are always a last, last, last resort." — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in announcing that Superstorm Sandy ran up a bill of $32 billion in the state and the nation's largest city and that he would request federal disaster aid.
"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show." — Actor Angus T. Jones, 19, encouraging viewers to stop watching the hit CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," in which he plays Jake Harper.