Newsgeist: 2/16/11

The spirit of the news

Newsgeist: 2/16/11

Nothing like a rapid-fire collection of the day's news to increase that I.Q. Leave it to the Newsgeist to fill you in on the danger of smartphones, Border's bankruptcy, and calorie counting. Click through for the stories.

-A former local investment broker is in trouble for fraud involving the NFL and churches.

-San Marcos officials approved a river protection plan, producing some possible implications.

-Smartphones are more susceptible to criminals, unbeknownst to most owners.

-Check out this amazing piece on American children being taken to Japan illegally.

-A study says there's little point to labeling calorie counts on restaurant menus.

-Border's bookstore is declaring Chapter 11, indicative of the changing literary industry.

-And finally, those weird-looking Skechers shoes have caused some problems.

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