United Health is making it rain, 3Q profit up 23% – StarTribune

Hovercraft/4-wheeler could go on sale soon in U.S. – Huffington Post

Now’s the time to ask: One guy wants a Viking ship at new stadium – MPR  

Under Armour CEO says whining about the fiscal cliff is “loser talk” – Business Insider
Softbank purchase of Sprint is good for the American people – Matt Yglesias

iPhone 5 helps drive strong September for retail sales – Marketwatch

U prof is developing a way to turn paper-making byproduct into diesel fuel – Finance & Commerce 

Will Zombie Burger, a restaurant in Des Moines, start franchising? – Des Moines Register

Some technical comment on the recent Nobel prize winners in economics – Digitopoly
This guy argues the “Nobel prize” in “economic science” is a scam – Alternet