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November 18, 2011


News Panel: The latest on the Occupy movement, health care reform and more

The Occupy movement, now going into its second month, continues to gain momentum. Students, concerned about tuition hikes and economic inequality, have been staging a series of "Occupy"-style protests on college campuses across California. A report by the Legislative Analyst's Office projects the state budget will fall short by almost $4 billion this year, which could lead to more cuts to public education, libraries and social service programs. What's at stake for California, where implementation of the Affordable Care Act has already begun, now that the U.S. Supreme Court will review President Obama's health-care reform law?


  • Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle
  • John Myers, KQED News
  • Sarah Varney, KQED News

Start-up Accelerators in Silicon Valley

NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan reports on start-up accelerators in Silicon Valley that are helping new high-tech entrepreneurs get their footing.


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