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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 2:22am

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.

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Cops Hand Out Lottery Tickets Along with Citations

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 5:47am

Along with the usual traffic citations, police in Melbourne, Fla., gave out scratch-off lottery tickets. The cops themselves paid for them — in the spirit of the season, they said. No word of any big winners, just yet.

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Deer Wanders Into Pa. Sporting Goods Store

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 5:41am

After making its way into Dick's Sporting Goods in Spring Township, Pa., the hapless creature promptly slipped on the floor.

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NBA Trailblazers Continue Their Surprising Season

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

With the NBA season a third of the way through, the Portland Trailblazers are having a very good year. But they'll be tested when they meet defending champions the Miami Heat on Saturday.

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Cars Are New Frontier For Sharing Services

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Two 19-year-old guys from New Jersey noticed all the cars in long-term parking at the airport. They had an idea: Why not rent them out? They raised $6 million in venture capital funding for their company FlightCar.

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Obama's Position On Free Trade Marks Subtle Evolution

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Two decades after NAFTA created a giant North American free trade zone, the U.S. is negotiating more big trade deals that would span the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. President Obama has embraced the potential agreements as a way to improve the U.S. economy.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Don Gonyea has the Last Word in business.

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How Consumers Can Guard Against Credit Card Fraud

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Chi Chi Wu, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, about how consumers can better protect themselves against credit and debt card fraud.

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Interest Rates Move Higher On Signs Of Improving Economy

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Long-term interest rates are ticking higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond hit 3 percent Thursday. After a long period of extraordinarily low rates, analysts say the improving economy and a slightly less accommodating Fed will combine to make borrowing a bit more expensive.

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Business News

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Don Gonyea has business news.

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Strategist Kilcullen: Warfare Is Changing In 3 Ways

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

In these last days of the year, Morning Edition is having conversations that look ahead. Co-host Steve Inskeep talks to David Kilcullen, who spent 22 years in the Australian amy and advised U.S. Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq, about how warfare is different than it used to be.

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits To Expire On Saturday

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

The holiday season will come to an abrupt end for people who have been unemployed for more than six months. Federal long-term unemployment benefits didn't make it through this month's budget negotiations, and are set to expire on Saturday.

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Voting For Academy Award Nominations Begins Friday

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

There are a lot of of strong films and performances to choose from this year. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the contenders for nominations. Masters is also host of The Business on member station KCRW.

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Looking Back On A Roller Coaster Year For The GOP

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

It's been a long year since Republicans vowed to rebrand their party as friendlier to women, minorities and younger voters. Even if its longer term problems remain, the party finds itself in surprisingly good shape going into the 2014 midterms.

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Recalling His Inspiration, A Neurosurgeon Thanks A Teacher

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:26am

As a middle-school student in the '80s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord from a frog. He did such a good job that his science teacher told him he might become a neurosurgeon someday. That's exactly what Buono did.

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Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:26am

The Afghans will elect a new president and the U.S. combat mission will end. There are worries about a resurgent Taliban, the fragile economy and the future of women's rights. In short, Afghans are concerned about most everything.

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The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:25am

A grand total of six people signed up on the first day that HealthCare.gov opened for business. The numbers are better now, but the botched rollout may have not just inconvenienced people, but permanently changed people's perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.

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Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:24am

Women are supposed to do three pullups, part of the new physical test intended to determine if women are ready for ground combat. The pullup test has been put on hold because most female recruits have been unable to meet the standard.

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