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Need to Know News: Occupy Wall Street heads uptown; Millions to lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act
October 11th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Need to Know News: Occupy Wall Street heads uptown; Millions to lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For October 11, 2011 – Millions could lose unemployment benefits, NBA cancels first two weeks of season, Occupy Wall Street... mansions?

Occupy Wall Street ...mansions: "Occupy Wall Street is on the move ... uptown. Why uptown? Because that's where the rich folks live! Organizers are planning a march on Tuesday that will visit the homes of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire David Koch, hedge fund honcho John Paulson, Howard Milstein, and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch."

Millions to lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act: "Millions of unemployed Americans are waiting for Congress to do something other than trade barbs over their job creation plans. If lawmakers don't act soon, the jobless see their unemployment checks start to disappear come January. More than 6 million Americans are set to lose federal unemployment benefits in 2012, with 1.8 million running out in January alone, according to new figures from the National Employment Law Project."

• Poverty ambassadors blast Herman Cain's views on racism: " GOP hopeful Herman Cain drew concern from some black opinion elites Monday after expressing his views on racism and how it affects the upward mobility of African Americans. "People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve," Cain, the only African-American vying for the Republican slot on the 2012 ticket, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday's 'State of the Union.'"

Egyptian leaders vow probe, anti-discrimination push after deadly clashes: " Egypt's prime minister chaired an emergency meeting Monday after the worst violence to hit the North African nation since its revolution in February, promising a probe into what happened and vowing to ban all discrimination based on religion, language, gender or ethnicity."

NBA cancels first two weeks of season: "The first two weeks of the NBA's regular season have been canceled, as basketball players and management have yet to reach a deal on a new labor agreement, Commissioner David Stern announced, according to"

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  1. donna

    hello Piers.. i saw you last night and i like the song he singing..he is Italian man and in spirit is very happy.
    and you look very young last nghte what happening? are you happy .are you inlove. are you feeling very good. for me if you are happy i am too..what you have for tonight?. thank yous

    October 11, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Suzi

    Are they reviewing legislation that is being considered right now? The Congress and super committee are drafting legislation all the time that benefits corporations, banks, the wealthy and themselves. Are they representing us? The lobbyists are there. Can this movement be considered a lobby for the people?

    October 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    October 12, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
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