Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott joined NPR News in the spring of 2009 to launch a new blog, "The Two-Way," with co-blogger Frank James.

"The Two-Way" is the place where NPR.org gives readers breaking news and analysis — and where it engages users in conversations ("two-ways") about the most compelling stories being reported by NPR News and other news media.

Memmott came to NPR from USA Today, where for over 20 years he worked as a reporter and editor on subjects ranging from politics and, foreign affairs to economics and the media.

In recent years he helped launch and then led three different news blogs at USATODAY.com, including the website's 2008 presidential campaign blog, On Politics.

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7:15am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

What's Ailing The Economy? What Isn't?

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 7:19 am

For all of us who want to know when the economy's going to get moving again and when we'll start to see some consistently healthy job growth, the conversation that opened Morning Edition today was enlightening — though not particularly encouraging.

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6:40am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Retail Sales Rose More Than Forecast In October

Two new economic indicators:

-- Sales in the retail and food sectors rose 0.5 percent in October from September, the Census Bureau says. They were up 7.2 percent from October 2010.

Bloomberg News says the increase in retail sales was "more than projected as Americans snapped up new Apple Inc. iPhones and demand for automobiles improved."

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6:15am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Zuccotti Park Cleared; Sandusky Speaks; Cain's 'Oops' Moment

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 6:18 am

6:02am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Scandal: More Suspected Victims; Sandusky Says He's Innocent

As former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was being heard on NBC-TV last night declaring "I am innocent of those charges" and that he's not sexually attracted to young boys, The New York Times was landing with a report th

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5:25am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

New York Police Clear Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Park

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 12:09 pm

Occupy Wall Street activists protested in New York's City's Duarte Square after police removed them from Zuccotti Park.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Saying that "the occupation was coming to pose a health and fire safety hazard to the protesters and to the surrounding community," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the clearing of Zuccotti Park early today.

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