The Two-Way
10:12 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Construction Spending Rises To Highest Annual Rate In 20 Months

For the fifth consecutive month, builders increased spending in December, the Commerce Department said today. The figures tempered yesterday's news that home prices in most markets tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller index had slipped 1.3 percent in November.

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The Salt
9:44 am
Wed February 1, 2012

House Of Chicken: Chef Wins Competition With 'Fallingwater' Platter

Richard Rosendale's winning platter, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house, is on display at the 2012 Bocuse d'Or USA competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.
Keith Ferris for the Culinary Institute of America

For many chefs, especially those who still idealize French cuisine, there is no greater glory than winning the Bocuse d'Or. In a world crazy for competitive cooking, the French contest, named for legendary chef Paul Bocuse, has earned a reputation as the most fiercely competitive and prestigious showcase of cooking excellence in the world.

But in its 25-year history, no American has ever won.

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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Don Cornelius, 'Soul Train' Creator, Dead Of Gunshot Wound

Don Cornelius at his office in Los Angeles in 2006.
Damian Dovarganes AP

The Los Angeles Police Department says Don Cornelius, the creator of "Soul Train," has died of a gunshot wound.

A spokesperson for the department said Cornelius was found at at his Mulholland Drive home and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cornelius was 75.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:20 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Birth Control Pill Mix-Up Leads To Pfizer Recall

Packaging errors led Pfizer to recall 14 lots of these birth control pills and an equal number of a generic version.
FDA

When it comes to birth control pills, it's really important to take the right ones at the right time to prevent pregnancy.

So Pfizer is recalling two kinds of oral contraceptives because some packages had the pills in the wrong order. Others had the wrong number of different pill types in the packages.

The errors could compromise contraception and leave sexually active women at risk for unintended pregnancy. About 1 million packages are covered by the recall.

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Task force meetings
8:23 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Cities to address dilapidated structures

A task force to help guide the creation of a residential inspection ordinance for the City of Greenville meets this week.

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Business closure
8:13 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Greenville rest home to close due to economy

GREENVILLE -  After giving notice in mid-January; the Pythian Guest Home on Sayle Street is preparing to close its doors on March 1.

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The Two-Way
7:56 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Pakistan Denies NATO Report Connecting It To Afghan Taliban

According to a secret NATO report obtained by the BBC and The Times of London, Pakistan is actively supporting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.

The leaked classified report further highlights the complicated relationship between the United States and Pakistan. If you remember, back in September the then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused Pakistan of using extremist organizations as proxies to attack U.S. troops.

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Fannin County
7:53 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Sheriff's officials pursue fleeing suspect

BONHAM - A man remained on the loose as of Tuesday night after eluding Fannin County law enforcement.

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The Two-Way
7:18 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Tech World Buzzes With Word That Facebook's IPO Filing Is Imminent

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a special event in 2010.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The tech and business world are buzzing this morning with the expectation that Facebook, the world's largest social network, will take the first step toward going public today.

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