Oh, and all of August off, too: Europe’s historic Philae spacecraft has begun transmitting scientific data from a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, although the craft landed next to a cliff that is blocking sunlight from its solar panels, which may reduce its usual lifetime).

But Europe still will have a lasting impact on the comet, which now enjoys generous social welfare benefits, including full medical coverage and a 35-hour workweek.

Copper top dawg: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to buy the Duracell battery business from Procter &Gamble Co. in a stock swap.

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett made the move to narrow his equity portfolio, extend a bet on operating businesses, and stock up on D-cell flashlight batteries for another long, cold Omaha winter.

Cutting into the Natty Light budget: The cost of college has gone up yet again. It’ll now set you back $18,943 a year to attend a public four-year college in your home state.

For-profit schools cost less, about $15,230. Added bonus: Their degrees are worth $1 off a large combo at Pizza Hut.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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