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It's Veterans Day in the U.S., Armistice Day and Remembrance Day abroad. We have at least one veteran on staff at "Marketplace": Kai Ryssdal, who served as a Navy pilot during the Cold War.
A Pew study found nearly half of post-9/11 veterans served with someone who was killed in the line of duty. Two-thirds of veterans said they had been exposed to casualties, either because they were injured themselves or served with someone who was hurt or killed. That exposure meant vets were far more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
Here are some other numbers we're watching and stories we're reading Tuesday:$100,000
Tension in Ferguson, Missouri is mounting ahead of a grand jury decision on the death of teenager Michael Brown, and the evidence is in the numbers. According to the AP, local police have spent $65,500 on batons, shields and other gear, plus another $35,500 on pepper spray and the like since August. The big business of tear gas, explained. Meanwhile, residents are preparing, too. CNN reported a spike in weapons sales and spoke with business owners who are boarding up their windows.$972.7 million
A different side of the oil boom -- that's how much Continental Resources chief executive Harold Hamm will pay his ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm to settle their divorce. Continental is the largest oil producer in North Dakota. Hamm might have gotten off easy, the Wall Street Journal reported Mrs. Hamm originally sought several billion and analysts predicted the split would cost him twice as much.
Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.
From videos to Internet magazines, the extremist group has successfully recruited around the world. One of its recent claims: Enslaving women as a prize of war is sanctioned by the Quran.
Other countries have moved away from child labor, but not Bolivia, which has lowered the legal working age to as young as 10. Advocates say the move brings the law in line with harsh reality.
The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.
A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.