"It's a good jobs report. It's still not 250,000, but it's better than expectations. It's mildly encouraging given that people expected Sandy and fiscal cliff and blah blah blah to have an impact."

– Michael Mullaney, chief investment officer, Fiduciary Trust in Boston, on November employment report.

"The idea of an energy center is good, but we didn't like its association with the fracking industry."

- John Braxton, a professor at Community College of Philadelphia, objecting to the school's accepting $15,000 in scholarship grants from the Marcellus Shale Coaltion.

"We want parents to understand that the government is filing the lawsuit because we believe the product to be a substantial hazard . . .."

- Scott Wolfson, spokesman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, regarding the Nap Nanny baby recliner.

"[The company] stands behind the safety of our product when used as instructed."

- Leslie Gudel, who designed the recliner and founded Baby Matters L.L.C. of Berwyn and said the deaths of five infants were the result of misuse of the recliner.
"I can confirm that the new store is opening Saturday at 9 a.m."

- Nick Leahy, spokesman, Apple, regarding a new store at the King of Prussia Mall.

"Take this store and multiply by three."

- Unidentified employee at the small Apple store at the King of Prussia Mall describing a much larger new site.

"I'm willing to, but if it works that I'm not, so be it. I will not be a person that's going to stick an extra check in my tax bill as my donation to my country."

- John Boudreau, a construction company owner in Connecticut, on learning that President Obama's tax plan would not cause people earning $300,000 to pay a higher marginal rate.

"Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States."

- Timothy D. Cook, CEO, Apple,
on manufacturing computers in the U.S.