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The Two-Way
9:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Stocks Drop On Weak Jobs News

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 4:57 pm

Stock prices fell on Wall Street today as investors digested the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.

The damage? The Dow plunged 274 points or 2.2 percent. The Nasdaq fell 80 points or 2.82 percent.

CNN Money reports the Dow had the worst day of 2012, erasing "all its gains for the year."

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Monkey See
9:22 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Let's Rush To Judgment: 'Les Miserables'

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 12:44 pm

Well, this is certainly not a timid way to put out your first trailer.

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Opinion
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2012

New Republic: Your Taxes At Work, Wall Street Style

A financial news stock ticker on Morgan Stanley headquarters carries a headline about Facebook. Morgan Stanley has had multiple problems in recent weeks.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 11:39 am

Noam Scheiber is a senior editor at The New Republic, where he writes about politics and Obama administration economic policy.

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Krulwich Wonders...
8:57 am
Fri June 1, 2012

What The Vampire Said To The Horseshoe Crab: 'Your Blood Is Blue?'

Marvin Joseph The Washington Post

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 12:13 pm

I'd never seen this before, because I thought it was just a figure of speech referring to kings and noblemen. But in real life, there are creatures that have blue blood — literally blue — like this:

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Opinion
8:48 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Foreign Policy: Syria Is Not Unsolvable

Syrians chant slogans outside the Othman Mosque in Damascus on May 12, 2012 during the funeral of victims of the twin bombings that happened in Damascus on May 10.
Louai Beshara AFP/GettyImages

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 university professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University.

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Monkey See
8:30 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Morning Shots: Protesting A Library 'Raid,' Summer Books, And Steve Martin

One of the most interesting reads of the day is about a rather upsetting event: a "midnight raid" that removed the books from the Kensal Rise Library in London during a dispute over its closing. Joan Bakewell's essay concludes, "the Kensal Rise story stands witness to our loss of values and our slow drift to being an uncaring and ignorant country." [The Telegraph]

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The Two-Way
8:17 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Obama 'Sped Up Wave Of Cyberattacks Against Iran,' Says 'NYT'

This morning's talker:

"From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program," The New York Times reports.

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Money & Politics
8:06 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Campaign Finance 2012: Where Your Money Can Go

Recent court cases have changed the rules about money in federal politics, but there still are rules. Here's a snapshot of donors and fundraising recipients across the political spectrum — ranging from the candidates themselves to the new superPACs to different categories of 501(c) tax-exempt, nonprofit groups. It shows how much money can be donated, how that money can be spent and when donor names can be kept secret.

The Two-Way
7:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Mine Safety Questions Linger, One Year After Takeover Of Massey Energy

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 8:05 am

One year ago today, Alpha Natural Resources officially absorbed the troubled coal mining company Massey Energy, which had one of the worst safety records in the industry.

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The Two-Way
7:09 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Did Jobs Grow Fast Enough In May? Probably Not

Hoping for work: Job seekrs lined up Thursday at a job fair in Los Angeles.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 8:35 am

Breaking news at 8:34 a.m. ET: "Unemployment Rate 8.2 Percent In May As Just 69,000 Jobs Added

Our original post:

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