Elizabeth Warren Sworn In to Senate

Elizabeth Warren Sworn In to Senate. Warren took the mass oath of office administered by Vice President Joe Biden with her fellow senators just after noon today. And ICYMI, she’ll do a reenactment/ceremonial swearing in at Roxbury Community College on Saturday, administered by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who is Warren’s former boss at Harvard Law School.  [Globe | Herald]

Reporter James Foley Is Still Missing in Syria, Family Says. Foley, a freelance reporter, was kidnapped by gunmen on Thanksgiving while reporting on the country’s civil war. “We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s OK,” John Foley, his father, said in a statement posted to the website freejamesfoley.org on Wednesday. “Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed. To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.”  [Boston.com]

Fortune Names Abigail Johnson One of the Most Powerful Women of 2012. Citing the fact that Johnson’s “… summer promotion to president at Fidelity quieted succession questions,” she joins the company of power players like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, and Time Inc.’s Laura Lang.  [Fortune]

Massachusetts-Raised Shrimp Could Be Coming to a Plate Near You. Founding partners of Sky 8 Shrimp Farm in Stoughton, Mass., have already poured in $200,000 and are looking for $300,000 more to help with leasing a facility and purchasing more equipment. Maybe the shrimp farm should meet the Shark Tank.  [Boston Business Journal]

Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Case Against Alleged Zumba Prostitution Conspirator. Mark Strong Sr. is accused of conspiring with Alexis Wright, the Kennebunk, Maine, woman suspected of running a prostitution operation out of her Zumba studio. Strong was indicted on 59 misdemeanor charges of promotion of prostitution, violation of privacy, and conspiracy. His trial is set to begin on January 22.  [Portland Press Herald]