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In Flanders Fields, Europeans Still Learning How To Get Along

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:03am

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, EU leaders will meet at Flanders Fields Museum. They'll have an opportunity to reflect on what can happen when nations fail to find common ground.

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Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:06am

Priced at just over $300, the F-150 Power Wheels truck is 4 feet long, seats up to two children and boasts a top speed of 5 miles per hour. It's battery operated.

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Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:06am

The company says it is separating its profitable retail bookstores from its weak Nook digital operation. Nook has lost $700 million in its e-reader and e-book business in the past two years.

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Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:06am

Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 2:17am

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:43pm

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:00pm

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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These Bathroom Lights Tell You Where It's OK To Go

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:37pm

This week's innovation pick: green and red lights that show if stalls are occupied. The lights are designed to cut wait time, provide privacy and collect data — all for a better bathroom experience.

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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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