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U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:25pm

The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.

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Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:16pm

As the veteran anchor steps away from ABC's flagship evening newscast, the network gives key duties to George Stephanopoulos — making the man who co-anchors its morning broadcast the face of ABC News.

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Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:47am

The court ruled against the technology company Aereo's practice of streaming broadcast TV. It also decided a case involving police searches of individuals' cellphones.

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Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 9:28am

The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court on what has been a hotly contested issue. Aereo lets subscribers watch TV programming that it routes onto the Internet.

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Book News: Deal To Buy Perseus May Boost Hachette's Hand In Amazon Fight

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:19am

Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.

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Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren't Dead Yet

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:58am

Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

De Blasio was elected vowing to fight income inequality with a staunchly progressive agenda. De Blasio is leading a task force of mayors to fight economic inequalities, and he talks to Renee Montagne.

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Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Bob Dylan wrote the song on the stationery of an old hotel in Washington, D.C. in 1965. An Anonymous bidder won it for $2 million.

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Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

David Higgs has been handed $950,000 in fines and penalties by a New York court for his part in hiding sub-prime mortgage bond losses back in 2012.

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Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.

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Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:32am

In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.

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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:25am

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."

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Hachette Book Group Buys Perseus

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:09am

The news comes at a time when Hachette is in contentious negotiations with, which has slowed shipments, reduced discounts and removed pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette releases.

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New House Leadership Puts Export Bank On Shakier Ground

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:35pm

Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:48pm

A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

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A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:15pm

The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.

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In Wyoming, Going Deep To Draw Energy From Coal

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:58pm

The United States has lots of coal but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.

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For UK Phone-Hacking Case, An End In Acquittal And Conviction

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:15pm

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murodoch's newspaper empire in Britain, has been acquitted of phone hacking and other criminal charges. But Andrew Coulson, former editor of a Murdoch-owned tabloid and one-time chief spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted. The verdicts comprise the latest development in a scandal that has touched the heights of British media and politics.

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NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 1:18pm

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the crash of Flight 214 last year in San Francisco was due to automated systems that the crew did not fully understand.

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