A meteor from the Geminid meteor shower exploded over Tucson, Ariz., last night. Many residents heard the boom and looked up to see a spectacular show. The meteor shower peaks on Thursday, when 100-120 meteors will be seen per hour. 

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A meteor from the Geminid meteor shower exploded over Tucson, Ariz., last night. Many residents heard the boom and looked up to see a spectacular show. The meteor shower peaks on Thursday, when 100-120 meteors will be seen per hour. 

Watercooler talk

Apple’s Siri has some competition, according to USA Today. A report from Piper Jaffray found that Google Now, its equivalent of Siri, answers questions with the same success rate that Siri does. Last year Google Now was far behind in accuracy. Both, however, still get a C+ grade and need improvements, the report said.

Opening bell

The Dow Jones opened at 15,973.13 after finishing down 52.40 points Tuesday.

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“You will get a sentimental feeling

When you hear

Voices singing let's be jolly

Deck the halls with boughs of holly.” - “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” sung by Brenda Lee

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