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Retail Shoppers Want Theatrical Experiences That Delight And Excite

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer talks to analyst Liz Dunn of Talmage Associates about retail trends. She says consumers aren't necessarily buying stuff, they want to buy experiences: travel, restaurants or shows.

Bubble Bursts On Alpaca Market. Sales Slowed, Hay Costs Doubled

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

The llama-like animals were the next hot thing coming to backyard farmers. Investors sank tens of thousands of dollars into top-of-the-line breeds. Some breeders were left with near-worthless herds.

Pope Francis Encourages Christian, Muslim Leaders To Be 'Prophets For Peace'

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Pope Francis is in Kenya at the start of his first trip to Africa. His message: religious tolerance and help the poor. The pope celebrated an open-air mass in the Kenyon capital Nairobi on Thursday.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

Hollande To Ask Putin To Join Grand Coalition Against ISIS

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

French President Francois Hollande meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. The visit is part of Hollande's efforts to create a more effective global coalition to fight ISIS.

This Thanksgiving, Indulge In A Buffet Of Musical Casseroles

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman who compares classical music pieces to casseroles. A good casserole needs contrasting but complementary ingredients to make something delicious.

Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.

Frustrated With GOP Candidates, Muslims Recall More Welcoming Days

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Many Muslim-Americans say the current political climate is worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many Muslims who once voted Republican, say don't feel like they have a home in that party.

Pope Francis Encourages Christian, Muslim Leaders To Be 'Profits For Peace'

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Pope Francis is in Kenya at the start of his first trip to Africa. His message: religious tolerance and help the poor. The pope celebrated an open-air mass in the Kenyon capital Nairobi on Thursday.

Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:42am

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.

Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:42am

Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.

Many Health Co-Ops Fold, Others Survive Startup Struggles

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:41am

Establishing a member-owned, nonprofit health co-op from scratch is tough; 12 of 23 that tried under Obamacare have closed after just one year. Sick patients poured in, and promised subsidies didn't.

U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Admits Mistakes In Kunduz Airstrike

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:48am

The airstrike killed at least 31 people in a hospital in the Afghan town. Gen. John Campbell briefed reporters Wednesday on the Oct. 3 bombing.

Artist Turns 90 Pounds Of Cheddar Into Nativity Scene

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 6:13am

Prudence Staite of Tewkesbury, England, spent five days carving out a cheesy nativity scene — complete with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and livestock. She was commissioned by a cheese company.

2 Turkeys Doomed For Dinner Make A Thanksgiving Escape

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 6:00am

The crate the birds were in fell off a truck in upstate New York and the duo made a break for it. It urns out they're a rare breed, so they'll spend the rest of their lives at a bird sanctuary.

Movie Review: 'Creed'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

"Creed" is billed as a "Rocky" spinoff but it's actually something more interesting. It's a spiritual remake of the 1976 film that retells the original story in an unexpected and involving way. "Morning Edition" and "Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Creed."

Belgian Capital Remains On Alert; Schools And Metro Stops Open

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

The Belgian capital Brussels is still on high alert — more than a week after a security crackdown following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Effort To Change System For Nonviolent Drug Criminals Hits Snag

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

The White House and Public Citizen object to new language that could make it more difficult to prosecute environmental crime and protect food and drug safety.

ISIS Puts Together Effective Propaganda Team

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

The Islamic State produces a steady flow of propaganda. Linda Wertheimer talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post about the ISIS propaganda machine and its role in recruiting foreign fighters.

Protesters Pressure Minn. Police To Release Video Of Black Man's Death

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

Five protesters were shot during an altercation Monday night. Police say three white men are in custody. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement say they will not be intimidated.




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