Nations will disagree about when and how to stop tyrants from committing mass murder, the president told the U.N. General Assembly. But he made the case that the international community must do more to prevent atrocities. Obama also used his address to say the U.S. is encouraged by signs of moderation from Iran.
A new bill passed in California aims to protect minors from having a permanent record of photos and phrases they might regret. The law signed this week will take effect starting in 2015. It requires website operators to erase posts by the minors who request it. It'll also deliver more restrictions for product advertisements that minors will see online. But the bill does not require websites to delete posts from their servers or delete re-posts by a third party.
Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five who also teaches technology workshops, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss.
The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
The housing sector remains one of the U.S. economy's bright spots. In major cities across the nation, prices in July were up a bit more than 12 percent on average from a year ago.