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Rundown for August 11, 2011
12:05 PM EST 2 Comments

Europe’s Crisis Spooking U.S. Markets

Britain’s top financial officer says this is the “most dangerous time for global economy since 2008,” but in a reversal of the old saying, this time, it’s Europe’s cold that has America sniffling.

12:10 PM EST 20 Comments

‘Can I Put You On Hold?’

Americans make 43 billion customer service calls a year and despite outsourcing, it’s a growing industry in the U.S.

12:30 PM EST 9 Comments

Virus Designed To Cure Leukemia

Researchers using a new therapy have successfully treated three leukemia patients — two of whom remain cancer free after a year.

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Court Says Rumsfeld Can Be Sued

American citizens don’t lose their Constitutional rights just because there’s a war on according to rulings by federal judges in cases against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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Music From The Show

From The Lickets to The Rolling Stones.

12:50 PM EST 23 Comments

Supplement Those Same-Old Superlatives With Awesome New Ones!

Author, editor, and wordsmith Arthur Plotnik has grown sick of hearing and reading the same expressions of enthusiasm.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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