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Metaphysical Musing with Mark Radio Show notes for Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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1) November Future Forecast: Metaphysical Musing with Mark Show astrological Uranus-Pluto Trigger Index (UPTI) for the upcoming month of November 2013:

To listen to the 11/5/2013 archived show (available 11/6/2013): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/metaphysicalmusingwithmark/2013/11/06/metaphysical-musing-with-mark-clairvoyant-intuitive

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2)  October Past Forecast: The following is a  list of news headlines (many courtesy of clickable links to the New York Times [nytimes.com], huffingtonpost.com, earthchangesmedia.com) updated real time as events occur plus or minus one day or so (+- 36 hours) of a Metaphysical Musing with Mark Show astrological proprietary Uranus-Pluto Trigger Index (UPTI) peak.  The index percent strength follows each date with the apparent most important headlines highlighted in “bold” and/or with an “asterisk” (the number additional ” * ” indicate a more important headline…Click on the “*” left and next to each article link title to go to the article).    These trigger date news events may be as simple as a synchronicity, a beginning seed event, or a mature manifestation event.  Please note that the UPTI index is a “work in progress” and is continually being revised to improve accuracy. Also, although a news event may seem trivial, many times a news event may be not only a seed event that may lead to a larger manifestation event later; but also a news event may be an an indication or manifestation of a strong emotional issue created by the mass consciousness for spiritual growth (e.g., healing, clearing, and/or frequency evolvement).

To listen to the 10/01/2013 archived show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/metaphysicalmusingwithmark/2013/10/02/metaphysical-musing-with-mark-clairvoyant-intuitive

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Wednesday 10/2/2013 … UPTI: 99% to Friday 10/4/2013 … UPTI: 78%

More than 300 earthquakes have struck the Gulf of Valencia, a zone not normally known for seismic activity, over the past month, according to Spain’s National Geographic Institute. The strongest, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, hit in the early hours of Tuesday.

Typhoon Danas On Its Way Towards Northeastern Japan

Govt Shutdown

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JEREMY W. PETERS

The federal government will shut down for the first time in nearly two decades after last-minute moves in both chambers of Congress failed to break a bitter budget standoff over the president’s health care law.

*Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

A currency shortage, created by Western sanctions, appears worse than previously thought, increasing pressure on leaders seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal.

With Accusations of Sabotage, Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials

By WILLIAM NEUMAN

Accusing the officials of supporting efforts to sabotage the nation’s electrical grid, President Nicolás Maduro announced the move on live TV.

High Demand and Technical Snags Slow Debut of Insurance Marketplaces

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, ROBERT PEAR and ABBY GOODNOUGH

The insurance exchanges at the core of President Obama’s health care law began operation, with some problems.

Justices to Weigh Key Limit on Political Donors

By ADAM LIPTAK

The Supreme Court will hear arguments next Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging limits to the overall amount a person can contribute to all federal candidates in an election cycle.

*New York to Sue Wells Fargo Over Mortgage Settlement

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

The lawsuit, expected to be filed as early as Wednesday, accuses the bank of flouting the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement aimed at stanching foreclosure abuses.

Google Accused of Wiretapping in Gmail Scans

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

The accusations, made over several years in lawsuits that have been merged into two cases, ask whether Google went too far in collecting user data in Gmail and Street View.

Google in Deal to Settle Europe’s Antitrust Case

By JAMES KANTER and MARK SCOTT

The European Union’s top competition official accepted Google’s latest offer to settle a long-running antitrust case, but he also said the company’s rivals should have a chance to respond.

Mutiny Halts Italian Gambit by Berlusconi

By JIM YARDLEY

The former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s attempt to resuscitate his endangered political career by bringing down the government instead provoked a rebellion in his own party.

Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

By SABRINA TAVERNISE and ROBERT GEBELOFF

State failures to expand Medicaid mean two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance will not benefit from the new health law.

Lavabit Founder Waged Privacy Fight as F.B.I. Pursued Snowden

By NICOLE PERLROTH and SCOTT SHANE

A federal judge unsealed documents in a case involving a tech entrepreneur who refused to give the government broad access to data on users of Lavabit, his secure e-mail service, one of whom was Edward J. Snowden.

Weapons Inspection Team Begins Work in Syria

By ANNE BARNARD

A team of weapons inspectors has begun the groundwork for destroying Syria’s chemical arms, but it is unclear how it will navigate the complex task amid a civil war.

In Test Project, N.S.A. Tracked Cellphone Locations

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

The National Security Agency tested the collection of location data, but never put the program into play.

Partial Victory for BP in Dispute Over Settlement

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

A federal appeals court ordered a lower court judge to reconsider his interpretation of a settlement with claimants who filed billions of dollars of claims against BP after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Jury Clears Promoter in Death of Michael Jackson

By BEN SISARIO

The jury’s verdict saves A.E.G. Live, the world’s second-largest concert company, from paying what could have been huge damages.

Social Networks in a Battle for the Second Screen

By VINDU GOEL and BRIAN STELTER

Facebook and Twitter are vying to become the nation’s digital water cooler as they woo networks and advertisers.

Why Big Ag Likes Big Data

By QUENTIN HARDY

Monsanto is paying almost $1 billion for a company that looks at weather and dirt data to predict yields, its latest effort to capitalize on productivity gains from data insights.

*Gunshots at Capitol; Lockdown Now Lifted

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JEREMY W. PETERS

The United States Capitol was locked down around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after shots were fired in front of the building.

*Car Chase, White House to Capitol, Has Fatal End

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

A woman with a young child was shot to death after turning her vehicle into a weapon, ramming her way through barriers at the White House and on Capitol Hill

*Boat Packed With Migrants Sinks Near Sicily, Killing Dozens

By JIM YARDLEY and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

The deaths of at least 94 people again underscored the dangerous, desperate efforts by many in Africa and the Middle East to reach Europe.

Wall St. Fears Go Beyond Shutdown

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and CHARLIE SAVAGE

The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have

Twitter Filing Opens Books on Highflier

By VINDU GOEL and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

Twitter has taken the cover off its initial public offering, making public its prospectus and setting the clock on one of the most anticipated stock sales of the year

U.S. and Japan Agree to Broaden Military Alliance

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and MARTIN FACKLER

The agreement, which includes a new missile defense system in Japan and coordination on cyberthreats, signals the United States’ increased focus on Asia

*After Fraud, Regulators Go After a Bank

By FLOYD NORRIS

A government action against TD Bank, brought in connection with a customer’s Ponzi scheme, is noteworthy because it is so rare.

With Federal Wallet Closed, States Agonize Over Opening Their Own

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Governors are struggling over when and whether to step in with state funds to keep an ever-growing list of shuttered parks and programs operating.

Twitter Filing Opens Books on Company

By VINDU GOEL and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

In making public its prospectus, Twitter sets the clock on one of the most anticipated stock sales of the year and shows how important mobile is to its business.

Twitter’s I.P.O. Plan Has an International Focus

By DAVID JOLLY, MARK SCOTT and ERIC PFANNER

The social-networking service said in its stock filing that more than three-quarters of its recent users are outside the United States.

Impasse With Afghanistan Raises Prospect of Total U.S. Withdrawal in 2014

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The United States and Afghanistan are struggling to reach a deal over the role American forces will play beyond next year, officials say, raising the possibility of total withdrawal.

*Cancellation of Trip by Obama Plays to Doubts of Asia Allies

By JANE PERLEZ

With the cancellation of President Obama’s visit to Asia, his much-promoted “pivot” to Asia was undercut, and this week China’s leader, Xi Jinping, seized the opening in some of the nations Mr. Obama would have visited.

U.S. Raids in Libya and Somalia Strike Terror Targets

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, NICHOLAS KULISH and ERIC SCHMITT

American troops assisted by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. seized a militant in Tripoli who was indicted for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings, and Navy SEALs attacked a villa in a Somali town known as a militant hub.

*Selling Secrets of Phone Users to Advertisers

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and SOMINI SENGUPTA

Advertisers and tech companies are finding new ways to track us on our smartphones and reach us with individualized ads.

Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul

By JULIA PRESTON

With the focus on the government shutdown and a battle over health care and debt funding, few in Congress are giving much thought to immigration issues.

Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data

By NATASHA SINGER

Schools across the country are looking at new online ways to integrate and analyze information about their students. But privacy advocates remain wary.

 

Monday 10/7/2013 … UPTI: 47% to Wednesday 10/9/2013 … UPTI: 34% to Friday 10/11/2013 … UPTI: 42%

On Oct. 10th the second of two M-class flares set off from sunspot regions 1847 and 1865 within 2 days of each event.

A 6.3 earthquake has hit off the northeast coast of New Zealand.

Large earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude hit west of the Greek island Crete on Saturday.

*Libya Condemns U.S. for Seizing Terror Suspect

By CARLOTTA GALL and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

A day after American commandos carried out raids in two African countries, Libya’s interim government demanded an explanation from Washington for what it called the “kidnapping” of a Libyan suspect.

*Dozens Are Killed in Street Violence Across Egypt

By MAYY EL SHEIKH and KAREEM FAHIM

A surge of violence that left 51 dead and hundreds injured raised new questions about the ability of the interim government to secure the fractured country.

*Bomber Kills 13 Children At Iraq School Playground

By DURAID ADNAN

A suicide bomber killed at least 13 schoolchildren and a headmaster and wounded 80 others, the police said. It was the first of three attacks that left at least 31 people dead.

*Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants

By JULIA PRESTON

Cities like Dayton, Ohio, have started “immigrant friendly” programs in hopes of reviving their economies

*Fed Up on the Prairie, and Voting on Seceding From Colorado

By JACK HEALY

In November, 11 rural counties will hold a vote on whether to secede from the state and work to form their own – or maybe join Wyoming.

Abortion Vote Exposes Rift at a Catholic University

By IAN LOVETT

Loyola Marymount trustees will decide Monday whether to remove coverage for elective abortions from the faculty and staff health care plans.

*Swarm of Rivals Seeking Share of Social Media Pie

By JENNA WORTHAM and VINDU GOEL

Ahead of its I.P.O., Twitter must prove it can fend off a younger generation of nimble social services that offer clever new ways for people to connect and share.

Default Threat Generates Fear Around Globe

By STEVEN ERLANGER

Five years after a financial crisis in the United States helped spread a deep global recession, much of the world again fears collateral damage.

*Fight Over Genetically Altered Crops Flares in Hawaii

By ANDREW POLLACK

With the collapse of the sugar and pineapple industries, seeds have become the state’s leading agricultural commodity, but residents are concerned.

*Egyptian Attacks Are Escalating Amid Stalemate

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

The lethal conflict between Egypt’s military-backed government and its Islamist opponents grew on Monday, with an expansion of attacks against government targets.

A G.O.P. Moderate in the Middle … of a Jam

By ASHLEY PARKER

Defying the party line, Representative Charlie Dent, Republican of Pennsylvania, is urging Speaker John A. Boehner to allow a vote on a budget bill without conditions.

Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn’t Be That Bad

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner had been counting on the prospect of an economic meltdown to pull Republicans into line, but many do not think there is a threat.

*Business Groups See Loss of Sway Over House G.O.P.

By ERIC LIPTON, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby could slip into open warfare with the Tea Party faction, which has grown in influence since the 2010 election.

*Without Services, Small Businesses Feel the Pinch

By STACY COWLEY

Owners whose companies depend on government services such as a guaranteed loan, regulatory approval or a national park’s operation worry about the toll the shut down may have on them

*For Shoppers, Next Level of Instant Gratification

By HILARY STOUT

New shopping services will allow consumers to instantly buy items they see on television, in magazines and even in their refrigerators.

Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think

By ERIC PFANNER

Fewer than one-third of young people around the world are “digital natives,” according to a report published Monday billed as a comprehensive global look at the phenomenon.

*Monitoring Your Every Move

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Businesses have figured out how to track users on multiple devices, raising even more privacy concerns.

*Obama to Pick Yellen as Leader of Fed, Officials Say

By JACKIE CALMES

Ms. Yellen, the Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official, would become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, and the first Democrat to get the job since 1987.

Energy

Experts say oil prices are now relatively predictable, thanks to profound changes in supply and demand.

*For Nobel, They Can Thank the ‘God Particle’

By DENNIS OVERBYE

François Englert of Belgium and Peter W. Higgs of Britain were honored for suggesting that an invisible ocean of energy is responsible for the mass and diversity of the universe.

8 Lawmakers Arrested at Immigration Protest

By JULIA PRESTON

The representatives, all Democrats, and more than 150 other protesters were arrested as thousands gathered on the National Mall to urge Congress to pass a broad immigration overhaul this year.

New Corporate Tax Shelter: A Merger Abroad

By DAVID GELLES

More large American corporations are reducing their tax bill by buying a foreign company and effectively renouncing their United States citizenship.

Extremist Group Gains Foothold Among Kenyans

By NICHOLAS KULISH and JOSH KRON

Among disaffected and neglected Muslims in Kenya, the Shabab are finding a source of fund-raising and recruits.

In Crackdown Response, U.S. Temporarily Freezes Some Military Aid to Egypt

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER

The Obama administration announced a modest and temporary freeze on military assistance to Egypt, even as officials emphasized a desire to avoid rupturing a three-decade-old security relationship.

By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say

By JUSTIN GILLIS

A new paper based on top climate models says that by about 2047, average temperatures across the globe will be higher than any highs recorded previously, with tropics hit earlier.

*With New Abortion Restrictions, Ohio Walks a Narrow Legal Line

By ERIK ECKHOLM

Ohio has become a laboratory for a political strategy designed to discourage women from getting abortions and hamper clinic operations, without flagrantly violating Supreme Court precedent.

California Expands Availability of Abortions

By IAN LOVETT

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions during the first trimester.

Health Act Embraced in California

By JENNIFER MEDINA

California is building the country’s largest state-run health insurance exchange and has already expanded Medicaid coverage for the poor.

Kochs and Other Conservatives Split Over Strategy on Health Law

By ERIC LIPTON and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

The splintering is a sign of growing concerns, among even staunch conservatives like the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, that the strategy of taking on health care at any cost may have backfired.

G.O.P. Senators See Outline for Debt Deal After Obama Meeting

By JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER

Republican senators emerged from their meeting at the White House expressing confidence that the shutdown could end in a matter of days, but cautioning that details, including the length of a debt limit extension, still needed to be resolved.

G.O.P.’s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming

By JEREMY W. PETERS

Republicans are being forced to explain why they are not to blame for the government shutdown, while Tea Party activists pose an insurgent threat.

Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and VINDU GOEL

A change in its terms of service would let Google include users’ names, photos and comments in ads across the Web.

Wednesday 10/16/2013 … UPTI: 97%

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the central Philippines on Tuesday morning, collapsing roofs and buildings, cracking walls and roads and killing at least six people.  Death Toll From Philippines Quake At 144, More People Missing.

A tsunami “watch” was issued after a strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

Typhoon Wipha Hammers Japan, Causing Mudslides And Killing 17 On Island.

Once-In-A-Decade Typhoon Heads For Japan Nuclear Plant …A typhoon described as the “strongest in 10 years” closed in on Japan on Wednesday, on a path that will take it towards the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

**Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER

President Obama swiftly signed a bill funding the government through Jan. 15 and raising the debt limit through Feb. 7. after the House and Senate approved a last-minute deal.

*Gridlock Has Cost U.S. Billions, and the Meter Is Still Running

By ANNIE LOWREY, NATHANIEL POPPER and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

Damage to growth, employment and interest rates has already been extensive, economists say, even without a debt default and a continuation of the government shutdown.

Senate Women Lead in Effort to Find Accord

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, frustrated with the lack of progress on the government shutdown, put together a bipartisan group to move things along.

Hands Empty but Spirit Unbowed, House Republicans Take Stock

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

While Republicans in the Senate tried to shake off the past 16 days as a bad dream, House Republicans conceded defeat but vowed to save their fight for another time.

Booker, Winning Rocky Senate Bid, Gets a Job to Fit His Profile

By KATE ZERNIKE

Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark defeated Steve Lonegan to take the New Jersey seat that Senator Frank R. Lautenberg held until he died in June.

Moscow Police Round Up Targets of Riot at Market

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

A day after migrant workers were beaten and terrorized by rioters, officers detained about 1,200 of them to check for outstanding warrants.

*In New Nuclear Talks, Technological Gains by Iran Pose Challenges to the West

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and THOMAS ERDBRINK

An American official said the United States and its partners would wait for Iran to take concrete steps to constrain the pace and scope of its nuclear program before easing any sanctions.

*Iran Presents New Nuclear Proposal to Big Powers

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and THOMAS ERDBRINK

Speaking in English and using PowerPoint, the Iranian foreign minister outlined a proposal to the big powers aimed at ending the nuclear dispute.

After Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program, Officials Highlight the Positive

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

In a statement, Iran and six world powers described the two days of discussions in Geneva as “forward looking” but did not disclose details.

A Staff of Robots

By DIANE CARDWELL

With the price of solar panels falling, the industry is looking to labor savings to achieve its goal of make solar energy cheaper than natural gas.

How to Opt Out of Google’s Plan to Use Your Name and Comments in Ads

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Google said it made it easy for users to opt out of its new plan for using their personal information in social ads, but some readers found the opt-out process to be confusing.

*The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

By JOHN MARKOFF

Scientists and engineers are creating a world in which cars drive themselves, machines recognize people and humanoid robots travel unattended.

Afghans Fend Off Taliban Threat in Pivotal Year

By ROD NORDLAND, THOM SHANKER and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In the face of Taliban vows to break them, Afghanistan’s security forces proved their resilience after taking charge, American officials said.

*South Dakota Ranchers Face Storm’s Toll, but U.S.’ Helping Hands Are Tied

By STEVEN YACCINO

After a blizzard, self-reliant South Dakotans feel invisible as the federal workers who would normally assist them are furloughed because of the government shutdown.

*Seeing Its Own Money at Risk, China Rails at U.S.

By MARK LANDLER

A commentary from an official news agency calls for a “de-Americanized world” as Chinese officials worry about more than a trillion dollars in American public debt their country holds.

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to E.P.A. Rules on Gas Emissions

By ADAM LIPTAK

The case is a sequel to a 2007 decision involving the Environmental Protection Agency’s responsibility to regulate greenhouse gases from motor vehicles.

*Justices Weigh Michigan Law and Race in College Admissions

By ADAM LIPTAK

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether Michigan’s voters violated the Constitution by forbidding race-conscious admissions plans at the state’s public universities.

*JPMorgan to Admit Wrongdoing and Pay Fine in Trading Loss

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

A rare admission of fault by JPMorgan Chase underscores the great lengths the nation’s largest bank will take to put a multibillion-dollar trading blunder behind it.

Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

By VINDU GOEL

Teenagers will now be able to post items that can be seen by the public, making it easier for the social network to turn a post into an ad that can be shown widely.

 

Monday 10/21/2013 … UPTI: 44%

A 6.5 magnitude Earthquake hit the Gulf of California.

A new report issued on Oct. 21st 2013, reports an outburst in brightness of comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR).

The largest flare of Cycle 24 was produced today measuring an M9.3 from sunspot region 1877 which is located at the Sun’s meridian and is Earth directed. The remaining 5 M-class flares have set off in the last 24 hours from sunspot region 1875 which is also centered and solar events are Earth directed.

Tentative Deal Hands JPMorgan Chase a Record Penalty

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

The penalty would cap weeks of heated negotiating and underscore the extent of the JPMorgan Chase’s legal woes, people briefed on the talks said.

Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’

By JONATHAN MARTIN, JIM RUTENBERG and JEREMY W. PETERS

The confrontation between Tea Party conservatives and establishment Republicans will play out in the coming Congressional and presidential primaries in 2014 and 2016.

*Policing Village Moral Codes as Women Stream to India’s Cities

By ELLEN BARRY

As young Indian women leave rural homes to finish their education in cities, they balance their new freedom against the social norms of their villages back home.

Gun Sentiments and Guns on Display at Alamo Rally

By MANNY FERNANDEZ

Hundreds carrying shotguns, hunting rifles, AR-15s and AK-47s as if they were purses or backpacks staged a peaceful, but loud, demonstration advocating the right to bear arms.

*Seeking Online Refuge From Spying Eyes

By JENNA WORTHAM

For some entrepreneurs, a new goal: offering online interaction without a chance of surveillance.

*China’s Arms Industry Makes Global Inroads

By EDWARD WONG and NICOLA CLARK

From drones to frigates to fighter jets, Chinese companies are aggressively pushing sales of high-tech hardware, mostly in the developing world.

*Bomber Tied to Al Qaeda Kills Dozens in Syrian City

By BEN HUBBARD

A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens on a busy road on the outskirts of Hama.

Vigilantes Defeat Boko Haram in Its Nigerian Base

By ADAM NOSSITER

Fed up with the attacks by homegrown Islamist extremists, young informer-vigilantes have driven the group from Maiduguri, the city from where the group sprung.

Breast Milk Donated or Sold Online Is Often Tainted, Study Says

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

A report found that breast milk bought from two popular Web sites was often contaminated with high levels of bacteria, including salmonella.

Some Wary as Lobstermen Unite

By JESS BIDGOOD

While hundreds have embraced a new union, others have questioned whether a local organized by a machinists’ association could, or should, unite lobstermen.

What’s That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast

By ANDREW POLLACK

Genetic engineering to produce products that now come from rare plants holds great promise, but critics warn of harm to small farmers, among others.

Tablet Makers Gear Up for Latest Skirmish

By BRIAN X. CHEN

The intense competition in the market for tablets will be highlighted on Tuesday, as Apple, Nokia and Microsoft each introduce new devices.

As Downloads Dip, Music Executives Cast a Wary Eye on Streaming Services

By BEN SISARIO

Total digital sales are down almost 1 percent so far this year, and some in the industry cite the rise of streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora.

Silicon Valley Makes Its Next Stop the Kitchen

By NICK BILTON

A number of food start-ups see a big, slow-moving market begging to be invaded by someone with new ideas and a new way of building a business.

New Report of N.S.A. Spying Angers France

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

The National Security Agency has carried out extensive electronic surveillance in France, a French newspaper reported, drawing an angry condemnation from an important American ally.

*Student Kills Teacher, Then Himself, at Middle School

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Two other students were wounded in the attack, which took place at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., before it opened for the day.

*E.U. Panel Backs Plan to Shield Online Data

By JAMES KANTER

The rules, if approved, could require American companies like Google and Yahoo to seek clearance before complying with United States warrants seeking private data.

*22 Under Investigation in Libor Case in Britain

By CHAD BRAY

The individuals were notified last week by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office that they were being investigated.

*In Syria, Doctors Risk Life and Juggle Ethics

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ANNE BARNARD

As Syria moves toward destroying its chemical stockpile, some say the credit lies with doctors who risked their lives – and confronted questions of medical ethics – to expose the weapons’ use.

*Qaeda-Linked Group Is Seen Complicating the Drive for Peace in Syria

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and BEN HUBBARD

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could make extracting concessions from the government more difficult at a peace conference in Geneva, an American official said.

Medicaid Expansion Is Set for Ohioans

By TRIP GABRIEL

Defying the Republican majorities in both houses of the General Assembly, Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican, pushed through the expansion under the health care law.

Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

By MOTOKO RICH

A Stanford psychologist found that affluent children had learned 30 percent more words from 18 months to 2 years of age than children from low-income homes.

*Deal Is Reached to End Bay Area Transit Strike

By ERICA GOODE

Commuter trains in the San Francisco area were set to begin running again Tuesday after unions and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system came to an agreement.

*Special PACs Spent Money at Resorts, Book Says

By JEREMY W. PETERS

A new book, highlighting huge sums spent on meals and resorts, calls for reform of the committees, which allow politicians to raise and use money with fewer restrictions.

*Justices Return to a Death Penalty Issue

By ADAM LIPTAK

After the Supreme Court banned the execution of the “mentally retarded” in 2002, there has been no consensus among the states on a definition.

Asia, Where Mobile Games Flowered, Extends Its Reach

By ERIC PFANNER

The $1.5 billion deal by SoftBank of Japan for a majority stake in the Finnish game developer Supercell shows that Asian companies are still building positions in the industry.

Start-Up Reinvents the Bicycle Wheel

By NICK BILTON

Superpedestrian announced Monday that it will being selling the Copenhagen Wheel, which can make any bicycle into a motorized hybrid e-bike.

Weak Job Data May Weigh on Fed’s Decision on Stimulus

By CATHERINE RAMPELL

A Labor Department report showing lackluster hiring in September – 148,000 jobs – is expected to further put off the Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce its stimulus efforts.

*With New Apple iPads, Tablets Move Closer to Passing PCs in Sales

By BRIAN X. CHEN

At a company event, Mac computers took a back seat as Apple unveiled tablets with faster processors and Internet connections.

 

Thursday 10/24/2013 … UPTI: 52%

Three more M-class flares have set off from the Sun. Two of the flares come from sunspot region 1875 – the first measured as M2.5 followed 20 minutes later with a second M3.5. Region 1875 has rotated west of central meridian avoiding a direct hit; however, it will provide a glancing blow to Earth.  Sunspot region 1882 has been every active producing an X2.1 and X1.7 flare peaking around 15:03 UT on Oct. 25th.  Three CMEs (coronal mass ejections) accompanied these flares, with the 3rd CME producing a powerful ‘full halo’ event….continued extreme Earth weather events over the next 72 hours such as escalation of tropical storms to hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and unusual shifts in wind and temperatures.

Friday Oct. 25th 2013, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred with its epicenter sitting right on top of the ‘Japan Trench’ where mantle plumes and shifting tectonic plates regularly occur.

*Russia Putting a Strong Arm on Neighbors

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

As Moldova and other former Soviet republics move to align themselves closer to Europe, Russia is pushing to retain its influence.

Koch Brother Wages 12-Year Fight Over Wind Farm

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

The billionaire industrialist William I. Koch has donated about $5 million fighting Cape Wind, a vast wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound.

*As Drug Costs Rise, Bending the Law Is One Remedy

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

More Americans are buying medicine from foreign pharmacies, even though the Food and Drug Administration considers such imports illegal in most cases.

Sebelius Thrust Into Firestorm on Exchanges

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s health secretary, is facing criticism over the health care law’s problem-plagued insurance exchange.

*China Tries to Clean Up Toxic Legacy of Its Rare Earth Riches

By KEITH BRADSHER

Export restrictions have done little to slow the devastation resulting from rare earth mining, including contamination that threatens the water supply of millions.

Obama’s Uncertain Path Amid Syria Bloodshed

By MARK MAZZETTI, ROBERT F. WORTH and MICHAEL R. GORDON

President Obama’s effort to reconcile his conflicting impulses on Syria has been reflected in a far more contentious debate among his advisers than previously known.

*Vatican Suspends German Bishop Known for Spending

By ALISON SMALE

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the bishop of Limburg, has outraged Germans over his lavish spending on a personal residence.

*Fracking Fight Focuses on a New York Town’s Ban

By JESSE McKINLEY

Dryden, N.Y., effectively banned hydraulic fracturing, prompting a lawsuit that is now being mulled by New York State’s highest court.

*Bank of America Loses Fraud Trial Over Mortgages

By REUTERS

Bank of America was found liable for fraud on claims related to defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit, a major win for the government in one of the few big trials stemming from the financial crisis.

2 Commercial Property Giants to Combine in $7.2 Billion Deal

By DAVID GELLES

The combination of American Realty Capital Properties and Cole Real Estate Investments would form one of the largest commercial landlords in the country.

*E.C.B. Vows Thorough Review of Banks at Risk

By JACK EWING

A yearlong examination of 130 euro zone banks is intended to force weak ones to deal with problems such as bad loans and insufficient capital.

Bipartisan Dismay Over Health Plan Woes at House Hearing

By ROBERT PEAR

Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger at the performance of contractors hired to build the online health insurance marketplace.

*Coalition of States Seeks to Spur Use of Electric Cars

By MATTHEW L. WALD

California, New York and six other states said Thursday they would work jointly to adopt a range of measures to make it easier to own an electric car.

*F.D.A. Urging a Tighter Rein on Painkillers

By BARRY MEIER

The Food and Drug Administration recommended new restrictions on prescriptions for drugs like Vicodin, which combine the narcotic hydrocodone with over-the-counter pain medication.

Hardships Mounting for Refugees Inside Syria

By ANNE BARNARD

The humanitarian crisis inside Syria threatens to set the country’s development back decades and dwarfs not only the current inadequate global response but traditional aid efforts

Tuesday 10/29/2013 … UPTI: 64%

X-class flare fires off Oct.28th from sunspot region 1875.

Yellowstone’s massive mantle plume is getting bigger. This reservoir of super heated viscose rock is at least two and a half times larger than previously thought. A new study disclosed on Oct. 27th at the Geological Society of America annual conference, stated a huge earthquake measuring 9.0 mag. or larger as a result of Yellowstone’s massive mantle plume expansion may be a higher risk in the near future, than a eventual volcanic eruption.

*Caught Between Sudans, Region Tries to Pick Side

By ISMA’IL KUSHKUSH and NICHOLAS KULISH

Residents of the Abyei region, on the border of Sudan and South Sudan, voted on which country to be a part of, a move that could have real consequences if tensions are raised.

*New Milestone Emerges: Baby’s First iPhone App

By TAMAR LEWIN

As adults turn increasingly to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, so do their children, a survey shows.

Lists That Rank Colleges’ Value Are on the Rise

By ARIEL KAMINER

Purists might regard it as an insult to the intellectual, social and civic value of education, but dollars-and-cents tabulations are the fastest growing sector of the college rankings industry.

*Wikipedia China Becomes Front Line for Views on Language and Culture

By GRACE TSOI

Even innocuous topics have become controversial for Wikipedia editors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and compounding the issue are language differences.

*Disruptions: Are Eager Investors Overvaluing Tech Start-Ups?

By NICK BILTON

A sign that enthusiasm might be getting ahead of reality: the number of Internet companies valued at more than $1 billion even though they have no profits.

*Penn State to Pay $59.7 Million to 26 Sandusky Victims

By JOE DRAPE

The settlements in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case have been unfolding since mid-August, but Penn State waited until Monday to announce them all at once

Too Big to Sail? Cruise Ships Face Scrutiny

By JAD MOUAWAD

After a string of disasters at sea, lawmakers and regulators push for more accountability and question the size of the newest ships.

*Obama May Ban Spying on Heads of Allied States

By MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER

President Obama was poised to order the ban in response to a deepening diplomatic crisis over reports that the National Security Agency had for years targeted the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

U.S. Disrupts Afghans’ Tack on Militants

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The seizure of a Pakistan Taliban leader from Afghan custody has led to a tactical dispute between the United States and Afghanistan.

*Beijing Crash May Be Tied to Unrest in Xinjiang

By ANDREW JACOBS

A vehicle that careered along a crowded sidewalk in the capital and burst into flames killed and injured several people, and witness accounts suggested the driver had acted deliberately.

*Pentagon Says Shabab Bomb Specialist Is Killed in Missile Strike in Somalia

By ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI

The strike is the latest evidence that the Obama administration has escalated operations against the Shabab after the bloody siege at a shopping mall in Kenya.

*Judge in Texas Partly Rejects Abortion Law

By ERIK ECKHOLM

The ruling in Federal District Court rejected a provision requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

*Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net

By TRIP GABRIEL

Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio has critiqued his party’s views on poverty programs and moved to expand Medicaid in his state.

*Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

New ways to monitor students around the clock raise questions about whether educators can or should legally discipline children for online outbursts.

*G.O.P. Urged to Act on Immigration by Coalition of Its Allies

By ASHLEY PARKER

A group of more than 600 leaders from roughly 40 states descended on the Capitol, taking aim at House Republicans who they think could support broad legislation.

Ousted General in Egypt Is Back, as Islamists’ Foe

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy’s swift and silent rehabilitation from corruption charges, critics say, signals a restoration of the old order after the military takeover.

*Spying Known at Top Levels, Officials Say

By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

The White House has long been aware in general terms of the National Security Agency’s overseas eavesdropping, the nation’s top spymaster told a House hearing on Tuesday

Nextdoor, a Start-Up, Raises $60 Million

By DAVID GELLES

New investments in a social network for neighbors are bound to set off questions about whether venture capitalists are inflating another technology bubble.

Sebelius Apologizes for Health Site’s Malfunctions

By ROBERT PEAR

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said she was responsible for the HealthCare.gov “debacle.”

 

Thursday 10/31/2013 to Friday 11/1/2013… UPTI: 95%

On October 30, 2013, a strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s southern coast.

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck eastern Taiwan, shaking buildings in the capital and prompting the island’s biggest chipmaker to temporarily evacuate factory workers.

Significant Solar activity

*No U.S. Action, So States Move on Privacy Law

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Lawmakers in 10 states have passed more than two dozen privacy laws this year as support for the bills has grown among constituents.

F.D.A. Finds 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated

By GARDINER HARRIS

The imports, from countries like Mexico and India, are said to be tainted with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things.

Bitcoin Pursues the Mainstream

By NICK WINGFIELD

Advocates of the digital currency bitcoin say it is ready to emerge from its fringe status and become a common method of retail payment.

*Chemical Arms Inspectors Say Syria Has Destroyed All Declared Sites

By ALAN COWELL

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria had met an important deadline. But the government still has 1,290 metric tons of chemical weapons it must destroy by mid-2014.

*Senate Republicans Block 2 Obama Nominees

By JEREMY W. PETERS

Voting on the nominees, one to a powerful appeals court and another to a housing lending oversight post, fell short of the 60 votes required to break the Republican filibuster.

*After Fraud, the Fog Around Libor Hasn’t Cleared

By FLOYD NORRIS

Regulators who wanted to change Libor have been outmaneuvered by those who did not want to risk damaging one of the biggest and most lucrative markets around.

When Insurers Drop Policies: Three Stories

By KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSON

Now that new insurance marketplaces are opening under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are canceling millions of individual plans that fail to meet minimum standards.

*Tunnel for Smuggling Found Under U.S.-Mexico Border; Tons of Drugs Seized

By LIAM DILLON and IAN LOVETT

The sophisticated underground passageway featured electricity, ventilation and an electronic rail system and took about a year to build, officials said.

*In Reversal, Court Allows Texas Law on Abortion

By ERIK ECKHOLM

Days after a federal judge blocked a Texas law that threatened to shut down many of the state’s abortion clinics, an appeals court said the rule should take effect while the case goes forward.

Angry Over U.S. Surveillance, Tech Giants Bolster Defenses

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

What began as a public relations predicament for the companies has evolved into a moral and business crisis that threatens their businesses.

*In Alabama Race, a Test of Business Efforts to Derail Tea Party

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and ERIC LIPTON

Business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pouring money into a special House primary runoff that is seen as a test case for the fight over the Republican Party’s future

*Major Pakistani Taliban Leader Died in Drone Strike

By DECLAN WALSH, IHSANULLAH TIPU MEHSUD and ISMAIL KHAN

An American strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, according to Pakistani intelligence officials and militant commanders.

*As Cuts to Food Stamps Take Effect, More Trims to Benefits Are Expected

By CATHERINE RAMPELL

Cuts to food stamps reflect the lapse of a temporary increase in benefits created by the Obama administration’s stimulus program, and are likely to deepen.

*Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

By JUSTIN GILLIS

A leaked draft of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that climate change could reduce output and send prices higher in a period when global food demand is expected to soar.

Republican Rivalry Simmers as Paths and Styles Diverge

By JONATHAN MARTIN

The strategies pursued by Ted Cruz and Rand Paul could help determine whether the Tea Party remains at war with the G.O.P. establishment or is eventually integrated.

Ex-Governor of Florida Seeks Old Job in New Party

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

The governor’s race will no doubt be one of next year’s most expensive and rancorous, offering a contrast between Charlie Crist, a centrist, and Gov. Rick Scott, a Tea Party conservative.


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