Beginning today, advertisers will be in trouble with the Federal Communications Commission if their TV commercials are excessively loud. Loud is determined to be above and beyond the "same average volume" of the TV program that is airing. 

In the news: Beginning today, advertisers will be in trouble with the Federal Communications Commission if their TV commercials are excessively loud. Loud is determined to be above and beyond the "same average volume" of the TV program that is airing. 

 

Happening today: The Golden Globe nominees will be announced this morning. The 70th annual show will take place Jan. 13 and be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 13,245.45; it finished down 2.99 points Wednesday.

Motivational quote: “Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.” - Bill Copeland

Watercooler talk: Dog waits patiently for toddler to finish playing in puddle to continue walk

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