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Round 2: President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in their 2nd debate Tuesday, a town hall moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, who says the format presents unique challenges for the candidates. President Obama is under pressure after his last turn on the debate stage got bad reviews. Romney has enjoyed a post-debate bounce in national polls, and a boost of confidence on the campaign trail. At a town hall, without a podium and with audience interaction, the candidates' style and body language can take on added weight. At the first town hall-style Presidential debate in 1992, President George H.W. Bush repeatedly checked his watch: a sign, some thought, that he didn't want to be there. Commentators said Bill Clinton walking toward the audience to answer a question about the recession highlighted his ability to connect with voters. Analysts say the format could be good for the President. The candidate that makes a connection with the person asking the question is also making a better connection with the person back at home.
Sunday, October 14 2012, 05:21 PM CDT
Pipeline work can continue at state natural area
May 24, 2013 11:16 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.
Work was halted on May 11 when a mixture of bentonite clay and water spilled from a drill into Otter Creek at the Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
The mud was later scraped out of the creek using buckets and hand tools.
Meredith Benton, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/199LA54 ) that Piedmont agreed to 11 new terms and conditions to prevent a recurrence of the spill.
Those include creating a pit to capture any spilled slurry and daily water quality monitoring.
Benton said the department has not decided whether to issue fines or citations.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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