Economy
2:23 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Debt Ceiling Debate Is Revived In Washington

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

If you thought the two political parties had moved past their differences over the debt ceiling, think again.

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Business
2:23 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 4:18 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a sign of confidence in the U.S. auto industry.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: Berkshire Hathaway has bought 10 million shares of General Motors. The company owned by the billionaire investor Warren Buffett spent just over $200 million for that stake in GM. It is the first time Berkshire has invested in an American automaker.

Around the Nation
2:23 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Will John Edwards Take The Stand On His Own Behalf?

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 10:07 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In North Carolina, now this could be the last day of testimony in the John Edwards trial. At a federal courthouse, the former presidential candidate is being tried on six counts of campaign finance violations. Prosecutors say Edwards used nearly a million dollars to conceal an affair and hide the child he fathered with a mistress. The defense says Edwards wasn't fully aware of the cover-up and that any money connected with it did not come from campaign contributions.

Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio has more.

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NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Certain Ford Retirees Face Major Pension Decision

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 6:05 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And now to big money that's tied up in a company's pension fund. Tens of thousands of white-collar Ford retirees will soon have a big decision to make: Should they stay in the auto company's pension plan, or take their chances with a lump sum payout instead? The offer is believed to be the first of its kind for such a large, ongoing pension fund.

Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith reports.

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NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

The Latest On Greece's Financial Crisis

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:47 am

Greece will hold new elections next month after leaders failed to form a government this week. The political uncertainty has raised fears that the heavily indebted country will be forced to exit the eurozone.

NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Appeals Court Moves Toward Identifying Donors

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. So that's the budget money. Let's talk about political contributions. The laws governing political money have just become a little bit more convoluted. But this time, the new twist could actually mean more disclosure. We'd find out the names of the big donors who finance attack ads.

NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Fischer, Kerrey Win Senate Primary In Nebraska

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:59 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Some other news. Yesterday was primary day in Nebraska and voters delivered a surprise. Both parties were choosing candidates for a Senate race.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And the Republican primary started with a pattern that has become familiar. The leading candidate was backed by traditional Republican leaders but was challenged by another candidate with Tea Party support and a lot of outside money.

INSKEEP: It became a fierce campaign, but here's where the pattern was broken. Neither contender won.

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NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Post Taliban, Saad Mohseni Builds Afghan Media Empire

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 4:12 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Afghanistan is still at war, but more than a decade after 9/11, the county is more open to the world. Nobody could make a cell phone call in 2001, and few people had access to TV. This month, Renee Montagne has been reporting from a country where the media are transformed.

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NPR Story
1:52 am
Wed May 16, 2012

International Travelers Welcome Atlanta's New Air Terminal

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

A new international terminal opens today at the Atlanta Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International is already the busiest airport in the world. And the new terminal reflects a big by the business capital of the South to become a bigger global player. Georgia wants to attract more international business. NPR's Kathy Lohr has the story.

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Planet Money
12:17 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd It Do?

Pizza Delicious
Nick Sherman Flickr

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:38 am

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