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Port protesters split into groups, some head back downtown

San Jose Mercury News -
OAKLAND -- Satisfied that they successfully shut down the Port of Oakland for day shift operations, peaceful protesters are beginning to thin out as hundreds head back downtown for a 10 pm meeting at the ...
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US Stock Futures Slide as Europe Cuts Greece Aid on Vote Plan

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- US stock futures fell, indicating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index may retreat for a third time in four days, after European leaders suspended aid payments to Greece as that country initiated a referendum on a bailout.

The Cain Sexual Harassment Game -
Everybody is wondering whether and how badly Herman Cain is going to be damaged by these allegations of sexual harassment. He's finished!

Kim Kardashian: "Intuition" led to divorce

CBS News -
TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives to the Launch Party for "Noon by Noor" on July 20, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.

Dodgers Headed to Bankruptcy Court Auction

ABC News -
The process of finding a new owner for the Los Angeles Dodgers began early Wednesday when current boss Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball released a joint statement saying they had agreed to a court-supervised sale ...

MIDEAST DAYBOOK: Syria Said to Accept Arab Plan to End Unrest

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Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Syria agreed to stop attacks on protesters under an Arab League initiative that seeks to end months of unrest, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jasim Al Thani told reporters yesterday in Cairo.

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Will Israel Really Strike Iran? -
Suddenly the Israeli press has become fixated on stories that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is considering a military attack on the Iranian nuclear program.

French weekly firebombed after it portrays Mohammad

Reuters -
French police stand in front of the damaged offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris November 2, 2011. The magazine's offices were set on fire in the early hours of Wednesday, its editor told Europe 1 radio.

Connecticut's Power Woes Outshine Rest

Wall Street Journal -
As of Wednesday afternoon, evidence of damage to power lines was still evident in Ridgefield, Conn. RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—A dozen states were hit hard by the same unexpected October storm, but none went dark like Connecticut, ...

Max Shacknai's aunt at mansion hours before Zahau's death

CORONADO, Calif. (CBS 8) -- The identity of a mystery woman spotted at the Spreckels mansion by a passerby hours before the July 13 death of Rebecca Zahau has been confirmed.

Stadium plans for NFL's Minnesota Vikings hit new delay

Reuters -
Fans cheer as the Chicago Bears kick off to start their outdoor NFC, NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, December 20, 2010.

Bernanke Says Mortgage Bond Purchases Are 'Viable Option'

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said additional purchases of mortgage-backed securities are a “viable option” if economic conditions warrant further easing.

MF Global Has Customer Shortfall of $633 Million, CFTC Says

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- MF Global Inc.'s commodity customer funds have a shortfall of $633 million, or about 11.6 percent, out of a segregated fund requirement of about $5.4 billion, the Commodity Futures Trading ...

Kraft Foods 3rd-quarter profit up on 22 percent as higher prices offset rising ...

Washington Post -
PORTLAND, Ore. - Kraft Foods Inc. reported a 22 percent jump in its third-quarter profit, boosted by higher prices on some of its products that helped offset increased costs for everything from ingredients to packaging.

Recession Drives More People Into Poverty-Wracked Neighborhoods of U.S.

Bloomberg -
The number of Americans living in neighborhoods beset by extreme poverty surged in the last decade, erasing the progress of the 1990s, with the poorest areas growing more than twice as fast in suburbs ...

Jawbone's Wristband Health Monitor

BusinessWeek -
Hosain Rahman met Steve Jobs in 2004; it did not go well. Rahman's five-year-old startup, Aliph, was about to begin selling headsets for mobile phones, and one of his investors had arranged for him to show Jobs his first creation, ...

Ballmer didn't kill tablets at Microsoft; the truth is much worse than that -
Having your old boss to make bad decisions for you means a fail at both vision and CEOing. By Kevin Fogarty Add a new comment November 03, 2011, 12:00 AM - I realize no one at Microsoft is going to remember I blamed Steve Ballmer for missing the boat ...

Apple says iOS 5 causes battery problems, fix promised

Los Angeles Times -
Apple on Wednesday confirmed to a couple of news outlets that iOS 5, the latest version of its iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch operating system, has some battery issues -- issues that will be fixed in a software update.

Regarding that iOS Gmail app: Google, do better

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Google's iOS GMail app provides access to almost everything the Web service can do. But the UI needs some refinement At Google, the bungling of the iOS GMail app launch goes deeper than the ...

Justin Bieber denies paternity claim

Boston Herald -
By Inside Track The kid is not my son, said pop pipsqueak Justin Bieber, denying claims that he fathered a 3-month-old baby with a 20-year-old fan.

Who hit it out of the 'X Factor' park Wednesday?

USA Today -
In the first live-performance episode of The X-Factor to let fans vote for their favorites, 12 contenders vied Wednesday night for the support of the crowd - and they got it.

Alabama's Trent Richardson can make Heisman statement vs. LSU

USA Today -
Alabama running back Trent Richardson already had his Heisman highlight: a dazzling 76-yard run vs. Mississippi (see video below) that included numerous broken tackles and a jaw-dropping start-stop juke move.

With no labor talks scheduled, NBA owners, players remain quiet

Los Angeles Times -
The union schedules a meeting for Thursday in New York, and Commissioner David Stern tries to bring owners of large-market and small-market teams together.

Don't laugh off this notion

Boston Herald -
Mike Quade's days as manager of the Chicago Cubs were numbered as soon as Theo Epstein said, “I do,” and stepped in as the team's Grand Exulted Poobah of Baseball Operations, or whatever it is they're calling him out there in the ...

Lupul's hat trick sends Leafs past Devils

USA Today -
NEWARK, NJ (AP) - Joffrey Lupul knew that New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur was returning from an injury, so the Maple Leafs right wing decided to test the 10-time All-Star as often as possible.

During NBA lockout, only battles are happening in wrong kind of court

New York Daily News -
Amar'e Stoudemire would have been putting up shots at Garden on Wednesday if not for labor stalemate that sees more legal wrangling.

Fossil Teeth Put Humans in Europe Earlier Than Thought

New York Times -
The fossils seemed hardly worth a second look. The one from England was only a piece of jawbone with three teeth, and the other, from southern Italy, was nothing more than two infant teeth.

Where'd all that Mars water go? Maybe underground -
Impact cratering and erosion combine to reveal the composition of the Martian underground by exposing materials from the subsurface.

Xience Prime Drug Eluting Stent Approved By FDA

Medical News Today -
The US FDA has approved Xience Prime, a next generation everolimus eluting coronary stent system for patients with coronary artery disease.

Removing Deadbeat Cells Slows Aging in Mice and May Spare Humans

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- A natural anti-cancer mechanism that causes cells to stop dividing and go into limbo also drives the aging process, according to a study in mice that found removing the cells slows the ...


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