Business
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 4:30 am

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Our last word in business today comes from a giant in the advertising industry. Her name is Shelly Lazarus. The Brooklyn native began working at the ad agency Ogilvy and Mather at a time when the industry looked much like the one portrayed in the TV show "Mad Men."

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An industry run mostly by men. It was 1971 when Shelly Lazarus arrived at the company, fresh from Columbia University, with an MBA - a time when few women were earning business degrees.

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Economy
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

European Union Summit Convenes For Second Day

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 10:30 am

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And European leaders worked through the night last night, at a summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the eurozone's worsening debt crisis.

PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: NPR's Philip Reeves is there and says they've reached an agreement on at least some issues.

Spain and Italy are among the largest economies in Europe. Their borrowing costs have been spiraling towards unsustainable levels. Spain has warned that it can't afford to pay them for much longer.

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Politics
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Undeterred, GOP Vows To Repeal Health Care Law

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 3:38 am

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Just last week, Republican leaders were warning their rank and file not to gloat if the health care law were overturned. Well, after the decision came yesterday, GOP leaders regrouped and vowed to keep fighting. NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports.

ANDREA SEABROOK, BYLINE: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stepped up to the microphone.

REPRESENTATIVE ERIC CANTOR: If for nothing else, today's health care decision underscores the importance of this election.

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Law
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Chief Justice Robert's Vote Saves Health Care Law

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 3:44 am

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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And I'm Renee Montagne. The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law defied many predictions: the outcome, the legal grounds, and the makeup of the court majority. For Chief Justice John Roberts, his definitive court opinion was either a triumph of judicial restraint, or a sellout, depending on who you talk to.

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Food
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

If You Liked Meat Week, You'll Love Pie Week

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 11:17 am

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And we hope you've enjoyed Meat Week on MORNING EDITION. On next week's menu: pie.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HONEY PIE")

THE BEATLES: (Singing) Honey pie, you are making me crazy. I'm in love, but I'm lazy. So won't you please come home?

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Law
2:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Revisiting Some Recent Supreme Court Decisions

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 3:29 am

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The Supreme Court's decision on health care yesterday was just one of several handed down this week. The justices also struck down mandatory life sentences for juveniles, citing cruel and unusual punishment.

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There are more than 2,000 inmates serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as minors. The high court said judges should be allowed to consider mitigating factors such as a young defendant's immaturity or the circumstances of his or her upbringing.

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NPR Story
1:34 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Health Care Ruling Is A Mixed Bag For Insurers

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 2:57 am

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer sitting in for Steve Inskeep.

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NPR Story
1:34 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Results Of Court's Decision Will Be 'Devastating'

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 2:53 am

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To Florida now, where yesterday's Supreme Court decision came as a complete shock to some elected officials. Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott and his administration have done as little as possible to comply with the law. But now that the Supreme Court has acted, NPR's Greg Allen reports from Miami that Florida officials have some tough decisions ahead.

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Planet Money
12:34 am
Fri June 29, 2012

After Years Of Uncertainty, A Health-Care Business Gets An Answer

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 6:59 pm

It's 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the headquarters of Health Plan One, a health insurance agency that sells private policies. It's the morning of what is the biggest court decision ever regarding health insurance. Will the court uphold the health-care bill? Will it strike it down?

"Either way is fine with me," says Bill Stapleton, the company's CEO.

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StoryCorps
12:32 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Stories, Old Friends, A Good Time 'Til The End

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez visited StoryCorps in in Mesilla, N.M., to remember his grandmother, Panchita Espitia.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 1:15 pm

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez's grandmother lived a long and full life. But it was the way Francisca Espitia approached her final years that may have impressed her grandson the most.

Ramirez, 75, recently visited StoryCorps to remember his grandmother, whom he called Panchita, in a family story that begins in 1981. That's when he was elevated to bishop in the church. The occasion called for a reception — so Ramirez called his grandmother.

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