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Nov 15, 2012

The New York Times | Politics -November 15, 2012-: As G.O.P. Governors Gather, Prescriptions and Whispers for 2016.

 
The New York Times

November 15, 2012

Politics

 
 
 
Political Memo

As G.O.P. Governors Gather, Prescriptions and Whispers for 2016

As Republicans examine how to recalibrate and regain their footing, they are moving forward without a clear national leader.
President Obama visited a hurricane relief center on Staten Island on Thursday.

Obama Visits Storm-Ravaged Areas in New York

After viewing affected areas on Staten Island and in Queens, President Obama said he was assigning his housing secretary, Shaun Donovan, to oversee the recovery.

More Politics

Health Law Has States Feeling Tense Over Deadline

States have until Friday to tell the Obama administration whether they want to create their own health insurance exchange - a deadline Republican lawmakers had hoped would not come to pass.
President Obama answered questions in the White House on Wednesday in his first formal news conference in eight months.

Obama Details Lines of Battle in Budget Plan, and on Libya

In his first news conference in eight months, President Obama signaled he would grapple with Republicans over tax rates and the handling of the attack on Americans in Benghazi.

The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Explained

Questions and answers on $500 billion in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect after Jan. 1.

Gay Vote Proved a Boon for Obama

President Obama and Mitt Romney won roughly an equal number of votes among straight voters, but the president carried the gay vote three to one.

Postal Service Reports $15.9 Billion Loss

The loss, more than triple the deficit last year, includes a decline in revenue from mailing operations and accounting expenses related to the agency's future retiree health benefits fund.

The Caucus

Fight Over Rice Exposes Tensions Between Obama and McCain

If there was still any thought that President Obama and Senator John McCain might eventually move past their once-bitter White House rivalry, it was all but dashed on Wednesday.

Republican Governors Say Party Needs to Rebuild

Republican governors in Las Vegas for a two-day meeting lamented the party's failure to win the White House and a majority of the Senate, and called for a new approach.

Romney Blames Loss on Obama's 'Gifts' to Minorities and Young Voters

In a conference call Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mitt Romney said that the president had followed the "old playbook" of wooing specific interest groups.
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Video: A Proxy Battle Over the Benghazi Attacks
TimesCast Politics: Susan Rice targeted. | The president visits New York to tour storm damage. | An interview with Biden's former economic adviser. | Romney blames his loss on "gifts" Obama gave.
Full Election Results
Results from the 2012 presidential, Senate and House Races.
Slide Show: After Hard-Fought Campaign, a Victory for Obama
Americans went to makeshift sites in East Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy and traditional voting booths in schools, libraries and town halls across the rest of the country.
Video Feature: President Obama's Election Night Speech
"Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual," President Obama said after winning the election. "You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours."

The New York Times | The Learning Network -November 15, 2012-: Thank You, Thesaurus: Experimenting With the Right Word vs. the Almost-Right Word

The New York Times

November 15, 2012

The Learning Network

 

 

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Thank You, Thesaurus: Experimenting With the Right Word vs. the Almost-Right Word

Thank You, Thesaurus: Experimenting With the Right Word vs. the Almost-Right Word

Why does finding the precise word matter? In this lesson, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of using a thesaurus. Then, they choose from a variety of activities to go further in experimenting with word choice in writing.
Minus the Meat: Analyzing and Creating Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Minus the Meat: Analyzing and Creating Healthy Vegetarian Meals

What is vegetarianism? Veganism? Why are many drawn to these diets? Is it healthy to avoid meat? In this lesson, students create vegetarian menus for fictional characters, then analyze them for nutritional content.
Guest Lesson | Thinking Critically About Food in a Season of Plenty

Guest Lesson | Thinking Critically About Food in a Season of Plenty

The second in a series about designing real-world projects for schools, this post suggests ways for students to think about social issues around food in their own communities.
What's Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 12, 2012

What's Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 12, 2012

Every Monday, we publish a New York Times photo without any caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see and why in our comments section.
Common Core Practice | Sandy Beaches, Instagram Election Photos and Peter Rabbit

Common Core Practice | Sandy Beaches, Instagram Election Photos and Peter Rabbit

Our three tasks this week involve informational writing about beach replenishment, narrative writing about Election Day photographs and argumentative writing about classic books and the curriculum.
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Student Opinion Questions

How Careful Are You Online?

How Careful Are You Online?

How careful are you about what you post on social media or say in instant or text messages or in e-mail?
With Your Home in Danger, What Would You Try to Save?

With Your Home in Danger, What Would You Try to Save?

In a bad storm or flood, what would you try to save in your home?

How Often Do You Cry?

Read about research into why we cry, then tell us when and why you cry, and how crying makes you feel.
How Would Your Life Be Different If You Had Better Listening Skills?

How Would Your Life Be Different If You Had Better Listening Skills?

How would better listening skills change your life?
Who Are the 'Characters' That Make Your Town Interesting?

Who Are the 'Characters' That Make Your Town Interesting?

If you wrote your own Character Study column for your community, whom would you write about? Who are the people that make your area interesting?

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DealBook Afternoon Edition -November 15, 2012-: House Report Details Collapse of MF Global



Thursday, November 15, 2012
TOP STORY
House Report Details Collapse of MF Global
House Report Details Collapse of MF Global Congressional Republicans on Thursday delivered a long-awaited "autopsy" report on MF Global, sharply criticizing regulators for failing to share information as the brokerage firm was reeling.

The 100-page report, from Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee's oversight panel, describes a "disorganized and haphazard" approach to regulatory oversight in the week before MF Global collapsed in 2011. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the report, failed to coordinate as the firm was on the brink.
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    Goldman Sachs Names 266 Managing Directors A day after naming 70 executives to its elite partnership, Goldman Sachs has promoted 266 to managing director, the next rung down from partner.
    White Collar Watch: In Bribery Law, the Watchword Is Uncertainty Peter J. Henning says that a new resource guide on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act highlights the benefits to companies that voluntarily disclose potential violations and take remedial actions, but it leaves plenty of uncertainty.
    MegaFon Plans to Raise $1.7 Billion in I.P.O. MegaFon, one of Russia's largest mobile phone companies, plans to raise at least $1.7 billion in an initial public offering this month.
    Qatar Wealth Fund Backs Glencore's Bid for Xstrata Qatar Holding said it would back Glencore International's proposed $32 billion takeover of the mining company Xstrata.
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    Targa Resources to Buy Pipeline Assets for $950 Million The energy services company Targa Resources Partners agreed on Thursday to buy oil pipeline and related businesses in North Dakota from Saddle Butte Pipeline for $950 million. The deal is the latest in the energy sector as companies look to take advantage of expanding oil and natural gas discoveries across the United States.
    LOOKING AHEAD
    Economic Reports Data to be released on Friday will include industrial production for October.

     

The New York Times Afternoon Update -November 15, 2012-: Rocket Attacks and Airstrikes Intensify in Gaza Conflict

The New York Times
November 15, 2012

Afternoon Update



TOP NEWS

Rocket Attacks and Airstrikes Intensify in Gaza Conflict

By ISABEL KERSHNER and FARES AKRAM
Three Israeli civilians were killed on Thursday when a rocket hit an apartment block, the first casualties on Israel's side, as a ferocious assault against Hamas and other militant groups entered its second day.

BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and STANLEY REED
The British oil company said it would plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; three employees also faced criminal charges.

Gay Vote Proved a Boon for Obama

By MICAH COHEN
President Obama and Mitt Romney won roughly an equal number of votes among straight voters, but the president carried the gay vote three to one.

The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Explained

By JACKIE CALMES
Questions and answers on $500 billion in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect after Jan. 1.

Obama Visits Storm-Ravaged Areas in New York

By JAMES BARRON
President Obama saw storm damage during a helicopter tour, and was to meet with emergency workers and families whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Sandy.
U.S.

Video: A Proxy Battle Over the Benghazi Attacks

TimesCast Politics: Susan Rice targeted. | The president visits New York to tour storm damage. | An interview with Biden's former economic adviser. | Romney blames his loss on "gifts" Obama gave.
Opinion

Video: Lullaby

The filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky on homeless people sleeping near A.T.M.'s in a bank, a growing phenomenon in Europe.
BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Expands Foreign Bribery Investigation

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
An inquiry is now looking at activities in Brazil, China and India, along with Mexico, Wal-Mart said. Its quarterly results showed lower-than-expected sales.
DealBook

House Report Details Collapse of MF Global

By BEN PROTESS and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
A report from Congressional Republicans highlights a "disorganized and haphazard" approach to oversight in the week before MF Global spun out of control.

Euro Zone Economy Shrinks for a Second Quarter

By JACK EWING
Gross domestic product in the euro zone fell 0.1 percent in the three months through September, though some countries, including France and Germany, posted gains.
DealBook

Qatar Wealth Fund Backs Glencore's Bid for Xstrata

By MARK SCOTT
Qatar Holding said it would back Glencore International's proposed $32 billion takeover of the mining company Xstrata.

Wall Street Resumes Decline

By REUTERS
Stocks fell in choppy trading following weak results from Wal-Mart, disappointing business data and rising tensions in the Middle East.

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Business in Vancouver | BIV Today's Business News -November 12, 2012-: Canadian economy at risk as retiring business owners transfer assets: CIBC



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BC Place

Exclusive: B.C. government quietly awards Telus conciliatory BC Place supply deal

The B.C. government and Telus have quietly made a consolation deal ... READ MORE

Economy and Finance

 

Canadian economy at risk as retiring business owners transfer assets: CIBC

The next several years can see trillions of dollars in business assets changing hands, which could pose a serious risk to ... READ MORE

Fisheries

 

Study recommends higher pesticide use in salmon farms

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