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U.S. Slow To Allow Syrian Refugees To Emmigrate

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

Four years into the conflict in Syria, relief agencies working with refugees are starting to shift their focus to permanent resettlement. But not many countries — the U.S. included — are welcoming Syrian refugees with open arms. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report.

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HR 2 Return (0:29)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

Christie 'Heartbroken' Circle Of Trust' Was Violated

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

The mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, says he's taking Governor Chris Christie at his word, that Christie was not involved in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge that turned Fort Lee into a parking lot. But not all residents are convinced.

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Job Market Seems To Be Warming But It's Still Slow Going

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

It's been a cold December for much of the country, but there are signs the job market may finally be heating up. The government releases its monthly unemployment report on Friday.

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Minimum Wage Loses Ground Since Its Banner Year In 1968

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

This week, we've been looking back at the legacy of the "War on Poverty," launched by President Lyndon Johnson, 50 years ago. Johnson also pushed to increase the nation's minimum wage. Low-wage workers actually saw their purchasing power peak while Johnson was in office. Adjusting for inflation, minimum wage workers earn less today than they did in the late 1960s.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

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

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Safety Group Sues Buckyballs Founder In Product Recall Case

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

The government is going after Craig Zucker, the creator of a "desk toy" consisting of small round magnets that wound up being swallowed by a lot of children. The Consumer Product Safety Commisision initiated a recall but rather than go along, Zucker shut down his company.

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Alcoa To Pay $384 Million Penalty For Bahrain Bribes

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

Alcoa and a subsidiary of the the U.S. aluminum giant, will pay $384 million to the U.S. government for engaging in corrupt practices. The payment is part of a settlement in a bribery case involving the royal family of Bahrain.

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Business News

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene has business news.

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'Pious Spy' Article Casts Doubt On Taliban Chief's Death

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

Qari Ahmadullah was the Taliban's minister of intelligence. He held great power in Afghanistan, using mullahs to inform on the people. He was supposedly killed by the United States in an airstrike, but a piece in Harpers Magazine raises the question of whether he may still be alive. Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal, whose piece is called "The Pious Spy."

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Fighting In South Sudan Forces Residents To Seek Safety

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

Some 10,000 people have died in South Sudan since the fighting began there last month. David Greene talks to Elke Leidel, the South Sudan country director for Concern Worldwide about the view on the ground in South Sudan.

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Startups Often Focus On Data Security Too Late, If At All

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:00am

There's been a proliferation of devices that allow people to track their health and learn about potential medical problems. Startups offering digital services where customers quantify themselves in various ways are out in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show. But what are those companies doing to protect customer data?

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All-Star Cast Takes On Ryan Murphy's Passion Play

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:10am

All-star cast takes on Ryan Murphy's passion play

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Sang-Moon Bae Takes A 1-Shot Lead At Sony Open

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:05am

Sang-Moon Bae takes a 1-shot lead at Sony Open

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French President Angry Over Report On Love Life

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:05am

French president angry over report on love life

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Gadget Watch: Look Around In Sony's Video Headset

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:22am

Gadget Watch: Look around in Sony's video headset

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India's Financial Capital Unveils Revamped Airport

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:21am

India's financial capital unveils revamped airport

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GOP-Led House Again Targets Obama Health Care Law

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:20am

GOP-led House again targets Obama health care law

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Drug Probe Undercuts Hagel Pep Talk To Nuke Force

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:16am

Drug probe undercuts Hagel pep talk to nuke force

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US Employers May Post A 5th Month Of Solid Hiring

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:15am

US employers may post a 5th month of solid hiring

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