Trimming the Times: Sinking Stocks; Olmert on Palestine

A guide to what's in The New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall

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Now that The New York TimesĀ pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.

The home page leads with the news that global stock markets fell after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave a discouraging report on the nation's economy, predicting a full recovery was still years away. Also high on the page is the report on Troy Davis's execution, which went ahead in Georgia on Tuesday night as he maintained his innocence. The must-read today is the op-ed by former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, on the question of Palestinian statehood.

World: Everybody's covering it, but you should go with the succinct and comprehensive Times report from the United Nations general assembly, where Palestine plans to apply for statehood, the U.S. wants to head off a diplomatic confrontation, and France has a new proposal. Also worth your clicks today: Germany's hostile reception to the native-born Pope Benedict XVI, and the continuing education of Iraqi militant cleric Muktada al-Sadr.

U.S.: You've already read the Troy Davis story, so cheer up a bit with this enjoyable report of a Mark Twain book, banned from a Massachusetts library 105 years ago, that's recently been returned to the shelf. And don't miss the Asked and Answered feature, in which an Ohio woman describes how she became a "suspicious person" after September 11, 2001.

Business: Check out the lead story on Leo Apotheker's awkward hiring and his relationship with the board of directors at Hewlett Packard. And in a cross-post from Tech, the report of a distressed response from the rest of the tech industry is also worth a look.

Science: Check out the story on British and American scientists debating the validity of longevity gene research for a good reminder about the messy process that goes into certifying research as conclusive.

Sports: This is definitely a day for a game story, as the Yankees clinch the American League East title after a victorious series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Ehud Olmert argues that a two-state solution is necessary to ensure longstanding Middle-East peace, but that Palestine's unilateral bid to the United Nations this week isn't the way to achieve it.

Arts: Check out the review of the New York Philharmonic's opening of its new season with a performance that included Wagner, Barber, and Strauss. Unfortunately for music director Alan Gilbert, "the concert was not a strong expression of artistic vision."

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