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Business News

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene has business news.

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George R.R. Martin Has Novel Way To Raise Money For Charities

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

The Game of Thrones author has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a couple of charities. For $20,000 you could have a character named after you in a future novel.

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McDonald, Cranston Big Winners At 68th Tony Awards

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

Audra McDonald won a sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut in All the Way.

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Grand Jury In Texas Probes Whether Gov. Perry Abused Powers

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

A special Travis County grand jury is investigating whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce the Democratic district attorney in Austin into resigning, following a drunk driving arrest.

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Taliban Claim Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.

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HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.

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More Scripted TV Shows Included In Top-10 List

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

The ratings for prime-time shows are out. If you look at the demographics advertisers pay the most for, young people, there are even more scripted shows edging out reality TV.

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Bloodiest Region In Mexico? Right Across From McAllen, Texas

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

In Reynosa, there is an internal fight among factions of the powerful Gulf Cartel. Mexico's government has sent in troops to quell the violence which has claimed more than 100 lives since April.

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India's Rape Uproar Ignites Demand To End Open Defecation

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:59am

By one measure India is world's third largest economy. Even in that prosperity, most of the country still openly defecates outdoors risking public health and puts women at risk of attacks.

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Hospitals Put Pharmacists In the ER To Cut Medication Errors

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:35am

Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.

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'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:33am

Tom Rob Smith's latest thriller is based on his own frightening real-life experience with his mother's mental illness. Smith says he hopes readers will take away something positive from his story.

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More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:32am

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.

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93-Year-Old Jim Martin Recreates Normandy Jump

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30am

In 1944, Jim Martin parachuted onto the coast of Normandy a night ahead of the D-Day invasion. He says this time he wasn't scared because no one was shooting at him.

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Arizona Officials Find Cartwheels Distracting

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:01am

Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments ordered Dianne Barker to stop performing cartwheels at public meetings. She's 65 and does cartwheels to promote the benefits of walking.

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Outside Groups To Spend Even More Ahead Of Miss. GOP Senate Runoff

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Well-heeled outside groups easily outspent Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel before the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi. They're going all in on the runoff election later this month.

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OTB Parlors Criticize Hike In Horse Racing Simulcast Rates

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Saturday is the Belmont Stakes, the last race in the vaunted Triple Crown series of horse races. But as excitement builds, so does a bitter feud in the business of horse racing.

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World Leaders Mark 70 Years Since Day That Saved The World

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

In Normandy, France, President Obama is among the world leaders taking part in ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Farm Workers' Low Wages Hinder San Joaquin Valley's Economy

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

If you look at the jobs picture across the U.S., one place stands out for high levels of unemployment: Central California's San Joaquin Valley. It's been called the Appalachia of the West.

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May Employment Data May Reflect Record Job Growth

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

The Labor Department releases its monthly employment report on Friday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect an increase in payrolls of 210,000.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

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

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