Take Two for November 19, 2012


What will motivate Israel and Palestine to stop the fighting?

The exchange of fire between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is now into its sixth day. For the moment, the fighting shows no signs of abating.

Israel-Palestine conflict also playing out via social media

Israel and Hamas haven't only been fighting on the ground, they've been fighting online as well. The two sides have been tweeting nasty messages at one another, posting assassination videos and images of their military might.
Latest Electronic Games Debut At E3 Expo

Nintendo needs Wii U to hit big with holiday shoppers

One item expected to fly off shelves this shopping season is the latest video game console by Nintendo, the Wii U, which hit stores on Sunday.
Wal-Mart workers are preparing to take part in a series of demonstrations outside stores on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
TO GO WITH China-Energy-Environment-Wind

China's 'gridlock' may slow clean energy conversion

The California Report's Marjorie Sun reports the country's aging grid is already proving to be an obstacle to "greening" China's energy production.
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

The woman who turned Daniel Day-Lewis into Abraham Lincoln

There's just no denying that Daniel Day-Lewis completely nailed Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," from head to toe — but he didn't do it on his own.
Life Of Pi

20th Century Fox takes a rare chance with 'Life of Pi'

Transforming the magical novel, "Life of Pi," about a boy and a tiger stuck on a lifeboat, into something camera-ready was a major challenge for director Ang Lee.

Fiscal-cliff anxiety continues amid bipartisan talks

After last Friday's meeting between the President and Congressional leaders, Wall Street is reacting with positivity this mornin, and all indices are up by more than a percent. That doesn't mean the worrying has stopped.
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Project Complete

US, Mexico to sign landmark Colorado River agreement

Climate change is making the issue of water rights increasingly important ... And tomorrow the U.S. and Mexico are set to sign a landmark deal over rights to the Colorado River.
Prince Harry Tours Belize To Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

New study examines role of climate change in Mayan decline

It has been three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The aftermath of the storm left 209 people dead and its price tag so far is more than $50 billion dollarsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says rising sea levels and warming waters contributed to the strength of the storm.
Frederick Kaufman
This year, nearly 1 billion people in the world will go hungry. But at the same time, farmers around the globe are producing more than enough food to feed every single person on the planet.
Campbell's Soup

Will Millennials go for new Campbell's hipster soup pouches?

Campbell's Soup is repackaging its product in an effort to appeal to the Millennial Generation, but will this younger generation bite?
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