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11:13am

Fri July 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Major Marijuana Operation Uncovered In Mexico

A marijuana plantation of nearly 300 acres has been found by Mexican forces in the Baja California desert more than 150 miles south of Tijuana. Army Gen. Alfonso Duarte told reporters Thursday that the giant plot was staffed by about 60 people and could produce around 120 tons of marijuana when harvested. Duarte said the the plants would be burned.

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10:42am

Fri July 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Coming Up: President Obama's News Conference

President Obama makes an opening statement on the ongoing budget negotiations before a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Friday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

"We have a unique opportunity to do something big" and put the federal government's fiscal books in order for the next decade or so, President Obama said this morning at a White House news conference where he again laid out his view of where things stand in deficit-reduction talks with Republican leaders.

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10:32am

Fri July 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Smoking Down In Movies Kids See

Antismoking advocates have pressed movie makers to cut smoking from films that can be seen by kids, arguing the evidence shows Hollywood's aura encourages children to light up.

And the long-running campaign is paying off.

On-screen depictions of smoking in popular movies rated G, PG, and PG-13, dropped 72 percent to 595 in 2010 compared with 2,093 in 2010.

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10:25am

Fri July 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Pizza Predictor: Asia's Appetite Is Back; A Sign Of Better Times?

The appeal for pizza knows no boundaries (or at least not many).
PR newswire

A year ago, U.S. dairy farmers were worried about a souring in demand for their products overseas. Mexicans weren't buying as much dehydrated milk. In China, demand was down for American pizza cheese.

Kirk Siegler of member station KUNC reported for All Things Considered that dairy farmers were having some of the toughest times they'd ever faced.

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9:25am

Fri July 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Factory Output Flat Again In June

There was no change in output at the nation's manufacturers last month, the Federal Reserve just reported.

A flat June followed a scant 0.1 percent increase in May and a 0.5 percent decline in output in April, the Fed adds.

Another sign of sogginess in the factory sector: previously, the Fed had estimated that production rose 0.4 percent in May from April. The new estimate — of that 0.1 percent rise — marks a significant downward revision.

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