Saved by Exports: A growing number of U.S. manufacturers are making up for slow domestic sales by expanding exports, says The Washington Post. U.S. sales in China are reportedly up 17 percent this year.
Piping In Profits: Warren Buffet has agreed to buy the majority of industrial conglomerate Marmon Holdings from the Pritzkers, reports The Wall Street Journal. The price is $4.5 billion, for a company that produces products like plumbing pipes and railroad tank cars.
Tough in Texas: For the first time in the modern history of the death penalty, 60 percent of all executions took place in Texas, says The New York Times.
HIV Testing: New Jersey appears about to adopt a new law that makes HIV testing part of routine prenatal care for all pregnant women, reports The Associated Press. The law would require newborns to be tested when the mother has tested positive or her HIV status is unknown.