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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About The Economy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

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Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

The Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula is flowing freely once again. Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. But thanks to the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, the lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.

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There's Something New This College Football Season: Playoffs

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

College football's top division has a new playoff system this season. We'll talk about how it works, and how the field of potential contenders looks.

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Third Front Opens In Eastern Ukraine

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

The past few days have seen the opening of a new front in the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. It's reported that artillery, heavy armor units and infantry have crossed from Russia causing panic, retreat and desertion by Ukrainian soldiers.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention. Why? Is it fixed? The Congressional Budget Office released its 10-year projections on Wednesday.

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Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.

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U.S.-Russia Relations Stay Tense Despite Efforts To Patch Things Up

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

U.S. and Russian experts met recently on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to come up with ways to resolve their countries' dispute over Ukraine.

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Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.

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Court Rules For FedEx Drivers In Suit Over Job Classification

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

A federal appeals court in Oregon ruled FedEx Ground misclassified more than 2,000 drivers in California as independent contractors. There could be back claims for unpaid wages and benefits.

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Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:47am

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:46am

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:44am

This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.

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Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:32am

A British man who was at a party called his girlfriend to stay he couldn't come home because he had been kidnapped. She called police, and they fined him after they found him still at the party.

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Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:22am

After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.

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