The Two-Way
10:30 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Point In Nearly Five Years

"Black Friday" 2011 in Manhattan. Will consumers come out in force this holiday season? Their confidence was high in October.
Michael Nagle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 10:39 am

By at least one measure, in October consumers were the most confident they've been since February 2008, the private Conference Board reports.

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Science
10:23 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Sandy's Two-Fisted Attack: Water From Air And Sea

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 10:36 am

On Monday, Sandy brought heavy rain, winds and storm surges to the Northeast, causing widespread flooding and extensive damage to hundreds of communities, particularly in New Jersey and New York.

But the drenching from all that water varied greatly by region.

In areas south of Atlantic City, N.J., where the storm made landfall Monday night, the wind was pushing out toward the ocean. This prevented high storm tides along the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware coasts and in Chesapeake Bay. But the same arm of the storm that held the ocean at bay carried a lot of rain.

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It's All Politics
10:15 am
Thu November 1, 2012

The GOP Has Its Eyes On Another Election Day Prize: Arkansas

Welcome to Arkansas ... will it apply to the GOP on Election Day? Republicans haven't had control over both state legislative chambers since 1874.
Fotosearch Getty Images/Fotosearch RF

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 11:17 am

Arkansas voters are about to make history, one way or another.

Democrats have selected as their incoming House leader Darrin Williams, who would serve as the state's first African-American speaker.

But Williams might never get to hold the gavel. Republicans believe they have a good shot at taking control of the Arkansas House — and Senate — for the first time since 1874.

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The Two-Way
8:52 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Some Mixed Signals From Latest Jobs Numbers

Job seekers were on line at a career fair in Manhattan back in August.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 9:02 am

Three closely watched employment indicators are out this morning:

-- Unemployment Benefits. There were 363,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down from 372,000 the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says. So, as they have all year, claims remain in a range between 350,000 and 400,000.

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Election Coverage
8:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Appeals Court Issues Stay In Provisional Ballots Case

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has temporarily halted an attempt by voter advocates to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted.

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The Two-Way
8:25 am
Thu November 1, 2012

For Obama And Romney, It's Back To The Campaign After Sandy

Early voters waited in line Wednesday in Miami.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

The campaign calm after the storm is about to end.

Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will be out stumping for votes today. The race for the White House, which was just about put on hold as Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast and then roared ashore, is back on with just five days to go before Election Day.

Romney will be in Virginia. The president will be in Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada.

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Election Coverage
8:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Elections Officials Say Vote Counting May Be Extended

The Ohio Association of Elections Officials says if the presidential race comes down to counting the state's votes, it could be a long wait to determine a winner.

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News
8:01 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Exotic Animals Panel Holds First Meeting

The newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals has set temporary rules for cage sizes and caretaking.

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News
7:57 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Arrest Made In Double Shooting

Columbus police say they have arrested a woman for allegedly killing a man and wounding a woman at the suspect's South side apartment on Tuesday.

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News
7:55 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Birders Worry About Wind Turbine

A proposal for 198-foot wind turbine near Lake Erie is worrying birders about the effects on bald eagles and migratory birds that gather in the marshes and woods in Ottawa County twice a year.

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