The Two-Way
11:05 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Read And Watch: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 11:33 pm

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The Two-Way
11:02 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Seemingly Bogus Website Uses 'Occupy Party' Name... To Sell Ads

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A new website purports to be the work of "Occupy Party" — but the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn't heard of it. And it mainly features Google Ads, not grass-roots information.

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Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 12:00 pm

As the Occupy Wall Street movement inspires protests in more U.S. cities, a website has popped up that seems to be trading on the group's somewhat nebulous status and lack of formal organization.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:02 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Budget Cuts Deal Setbacks To Community Health Centers

Community health centers were among the big winners in the health care overhaul since the law provided $11 billion over five years to expand their ability to see millions more patients.

But hundreds of health centers aren't feeling so lucky any more.

That's because the Obama administration scaled back some of the expansion plans this year after the federal budget compromise reached in March trimmed government spending.

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Election 2012
10:15 am
Thu October 6, 2011

The Multimillionaire Helping Republicans Win N.C.

Millionaire James (Art) Pope poured money into helping a Republican strategy called RedMap succeed in North Carolina. The project is aimed at taking over state legislatures and then leveraging those victories to shift the balance of power in Washington.

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In early 2010, Republican strategists launched a new project called RedMap. The idea was to flip as many state houses across the country to Republican majorities during the 2010 election cycle — particularly in states where congressional redistricting was pending.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:14 am
Thu October 6, 2011

BPA To Be Banned In Calif. Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

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California Gov. Jerry Brown's hand must be tired.

He signed 18 bills on children's health and safety into state law Tuesday. One of them, AB1319, prohibits the sale of any baby bottles or cups that contain more than 0.1 parts per billion bisphenol A.

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Digital Life
10:07 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs' Greatest Legacy May Be Impact On Design

Steve Jobs introduces new MacBook Air models at Apple headquarters on Oct. 20, 2010. Some say one of his greatest legacies is his impact on design.

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Steve Jobs, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 56, was obsessed with computers from an early age. In 1975, when he was 20, Jobs was part of the Homebrew Computer Club — a group of early computer enthusiasts obsessed with making computers more popular.

"People [would be] all together in a room, jostling, bubbling with ideas, bringing in new technology, new chips, new displays, new networks, new software, everything new," says John Gage, a former member of the club.

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Economy
10:05 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Debt Crises Not A Damper For Some U.S. Businesses

Despite concerns about Congress and the European debt crisis, most U.S business owners remain optimistic and expect growth to continue this year, the heads of both General Electric and FedEx said Thursday.

"There's still a lot of growth," GE CEO Jeff Immelt told about 600 executives attending a conference on middle-sized businesses. "It's a long, slow recovery...but it is getting better."

FedEx CEO Fred Smith agreed, saying that shipments of goods continue to reflect a growing economy. "We don't see a contraction," Smith said. "Just slow growth; steady as she goes."

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It's All Politics
9:40 am
Thu October 6, 2011

With Christie Out, His Moneymen Go Shopping For A New Candidate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turns to leave a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday after he announced that he will not run for president in 2012.

Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 9:57 am

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (once again) declining to enter the Republican presidential primary race, his core group of financial industry fundraisers – a group that had been urging him to run – went looking for new candidates to endorse.

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John Freeman is the editor of Grantamagazine. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, his criticism has appeared in publications around the world, including The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Book Review. His latest book is The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox.

The Two-Way
9:00 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Live Blog: Obama News Conference

President Obama is this hour holding a news conference at the White House. We're live-blogging, so be sure to hit your "refresh" button to see our latest additions. If you'd like to hear the news conference, click "LISTEN LIVE" in the box above.

Update at 11:12 a.m. ET. On Tax Cuts:

Republican lawmakers make the case that the president's $447 billion jobs bill relies too much on tax increases and not enough on spending cuts.

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