After this mornings updates (14 March 2011), I have not been able to get past the point in the load screen that says "Getting alerts and news." It goes through a couple operations, including "getting alerts and news" once, then returns to this operation and locks up. I have restarted my machine to no avail. The mouse icon shows its busy when hovering over the window and task manager shows it as running, not "not responding." Thanks for any help...hate to miss a single day!