Shots - Health Blog
9:03 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Coconut Water To The Rescue? Parsing The Medical Claims

Coconut water may not be the ideal replacement fluid if you're dehydrated.
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Hydration is something we're inclined to worry about in the summertime, when we sweat more and can be at risk of heat exhaustion if we don't get enough fluids. And while most doctors say water is the ideal fluid for rehydrating, coconut water, the latest faddish recovery drink, is being heavily marketed as "more hydrating" than H20.

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Motorola Acquisition Would Throw Google Into The Thick Of Mobile Hardware

Google announced this morning that it was acquiring Motorola Mobility Holdings for $40 a share in cash or $12.5 billion. It is the largest acquisition for Google and it throws Google firmly into the mobile business.

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Politics
8:24 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Summertime Politics: Bring Out The Flip-Flops

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Flip-flops are good. Flip-flops are bad. It's summertime and everybody is talking about flip-flops. Political flip-flops, that is.

As the dust settles from the recent Republican debate and straw poll in Iowa, flip-flops keep cropping up like spent corncobs. In the debate, Newt Gingrich "was asked about his position on military action against Libya," the St. Petersburg Times reported. "We explored whether he flip-flopped and rated it Full Flop."

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The Two-Way
7:10 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Warren Buffett: Please, Raise My Taxes

Warren Buffett.
Seth Wenig AP

In an editorial in The New York Times, Warren Buffett, the so called "Oracle of Omaha" and one of the richest men in the world, has a message for Congress: Leave 99.7 percent of Americans alone and raise taxes on those who make more than $1 million and raise them even more for those who make more than $10 million — like him.

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Opinion
7:05 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Weekly Standard: Bachmann Supporters Not Yet Sold

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann steps from her campaign bus to greet supporters after winning the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.
Charles Dharapak AP

John McCormack is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.

Michele Bachmann scored a victory Saturday at the Ames GOP presidential straw poll that confirmed her position as the front-runner in Iowa. But just how deep does support for the Minnesota congresswoman run? While Bachmann certainly has a reputation for drawing intense and loyal support from Tea Partiers and evangelicals, almost all of the Bachmann supporters I spoke to Saturday in Ames said they weren't certain to support her in the Iowa caucuses.

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Opinion
7:04 am
Mon August 15, 2011

The Nation: It's Hallelujah In Iowa For Bachmann

Throughout the weekend, Michele Bachmann stressed God and taxes at the Iowa Straw Poll. Bachmann came in first at the mock election.
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Sarah Posner is senior editor of Religion Dispatches, where she writes a blog about religion and politics.

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Opinion
6:36 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Foreign Policy: Crash Is The New Normal

Specialist James Ahrens works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. The stock market has fluctuated greatly since the United States' credit rating was lowered.
Richard Drew AP

Mohamed El-Erian is CEO of investment management firm Pimco and author of When Markets Collide.

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Small Businesses, Big Problems
6:08 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Series Overview: Small Businesses, Big Problems

Daphne Wilson, center, and her engineering team review plans for controls systems at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.
Erin Toner Milwaukee Public Radio

Every business starts small. But more than ever, it's harder to turn small businesses into bigger companies that employ more people. In a country that desperately needs more jobs, this is a big problem.

Small firms represent about 99 percent of all U.S. businesses, but a study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows that while businesses are being formed at roughly the same rate as in the past — the number of startups is even rising — these small businesses create fewer jobs than in the past.

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The Two-Way
6:00 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Reports: Pakistan Let China See Helicopter Left At Bin Laden's Compound

"Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top-secret stealth helicopter that U.S. special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden," The Financial Times says it has been told by "people close to the White House and the Central Intelligence Agency."

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