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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Nigeria's Economy Leads Other African Nations

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Bishop, finance editor of "The Economist," about Nigeria's economy. The biggest country in Africa has also just become the continent's largest economy. And this week, against the backdrop of the kidnapping of school girls by insurgents, the World Economic Forum on Africa is meeting in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, for the first time.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Syrian Opposition Finds A Voice On Pirate Radio

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Syrian journalist Obadah Al-Kaddri about being named one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people. Al-Kaddri is director of Radio Watan, a pirate station heard in Syria.

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Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.

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Kidnapped Nigerian School Girl Escapes, Talks About Ordeal

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Faul, the Nigeria bureau chief for The Associated Press, on the latest regarding the abductions of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terror group.

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Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:37am

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball, and hockey all hold their drafts.

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In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:36am

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:35am

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:34am

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Office Depot To Close 400 Stores

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:23am

The company announced on Tuesday that it is shutting more than a third of its domestic locations. The company posted a loss for the first quarter and hopes to turn a profit by next year.

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Judge Rules Mo. Man Won't Have To Serve 13-Year Prison Term

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:34am

In 2000, Mike Anderson was convicted for his role in a robbery. Due to a clerical error, he was never told to report to prison. After 13 years, the state found its mistake.

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Survey Assesses How Well College Graduates Are Doing In Life

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:25am

The Gallup poll done with Purdue University researchers measures graduates' personal and professional well-being. The idea is that the college experience plays a part in determining that outcome.

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Lost Dog Reunited With New Jersey Family

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:16am

After Superstorm Sandy, the James family searched for Reckless for months. They went to the dog shelter last week to adopt a new pet, and there was Reckless in the first cage.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Nigerian Militant Group Threatens To Sell Kidnapped School Girls

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

On Monday, the militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping. Steve Inskeep talks to Mannir Dan Ali, editor-in-chief of the Daily Trust in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Fiat Chrysler To Outline 5-Year Strategic Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The automaker reached most of the last targets which were set shortly after Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009. Fiat Chrysler's CEO will again answer questions about the company's long-term viability.

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Target CEO Out After Data Breach, Canadian Expansion Misstep

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

After 35 years with the company, Greg Steinhafel is stepping down. His career will be marred by a huge breach of customer data. The hacking scandal wasn't the only factor that led to the shakeup.

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Ukrainian Troops Battle Pro-Russian Insurgents

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

In Ukraine, there's been renewed fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The Ukrainian military is working to retake cities near the border with Russia.

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