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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Kelly McEvers and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Have Sanctions Against Russia For Its Incursion Into Ukraine Worked?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska, a reporter for the "Financial Times," about the on-going sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine.

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Business News

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Kelly McEvers has business news.

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WikiLeak's Assange May Leave Refuge Of Ecuador's Embassy

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

According to reports, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London soon. He's been held up there for more than two years in a standoff with authorities.

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Movie Review: 'The Giver'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Giver," starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It's an adaptation of the young adult novel by Lois Lowry about a world where emotion and feeling have been done away with.

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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is due to expire Monday. Israeli and Palestinian delegations have been locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no clear signs that a peace deal will be reached. Both sides are saying they'd be prepared to start fighting again if they don't get what they want.

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Think You've Had A Rough Work Week? Just Ask Gerald Ford

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:14am

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:40am

With a shaky ceasefire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the month-long war with Hamas will cost, with early estimates putting it at about $1 billion.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:53am

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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HitchBOT Makes Its Way Across Canada

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:17am

A college professor sent a robot hitchhiking across Canada. He put HitchBOT by the side of the road with its thumb out. People pick up the robot and take it to its next destination.

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Plastic Water Bottle Shows Up In 'Downton Abbey' Photo

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:11am

Downton Abbey fans know that the period drama is set in the early 1920s. A promotion photo released by PBS shows a plastic water bottle, which hadn't been produced at the time, on the mantle.

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Russian Aid Convoy Parked Near Ukraine Border

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

The Ukrainian government says it will not allow a Russian aid convoy to cross its borders, opening the possibility of a direct confrontation between Kiev and Moscow.

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Iraq Has New Leadership, Al-Malaki Will Step Aside

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down. Maliki said he is not seeking a post in the new government and that he supports the nomination of Haider al-Abadi to succeed him.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

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

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Business News

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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In Law Enforcement, Diversity Is Important, Ex-Chief Says

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Isom, formerly the police chief of St. Louis and now a professor of policing and community at the University of Missouri-St.Louis. As a former cop and an African-American, Isom offers his perspective on the aftermath of the deadly shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to historian Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal which opened 100 years ago. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

U.S. Department of Justice officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause.

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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to the Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

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For People Of Color, Relationships With Police Are Complicated

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.

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