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Business
3:28 am
Fri May 4, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 6:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Well, for kids and parents listening to our show today, let's leave you with a little good food for thought. Our last word in business is: Hello Kitty. That's what some lucky travelers in Asia might be saying if they board an airplane decorated, inside and out, with the famous Japanese character.

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Economy
3:28 am
Fri May 4, 2012

The Politics Of Unemployment Data

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 9:30 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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Around the Nation
4:49 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Computer Glitch Summons Too Many Jurors

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

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Around the Nation
4:42 am
Thu May 3, 2012

San Francisco Transit Worker Fired For 'Good' Deed

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

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Politics
3:51 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Plenty Of Gingrich Campaign Memorabilia Left Over

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

Newt Gingrich officially pulled out of the Republican presidential race Wednesday. So what happens to the leftover T-shirts and campaign buttons?

Europe
3:51 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Angry Greek Voters May Lash Out In Sunday's Polls

A member of the Golden Dawn far-right political organization takes part in a demonstration in Peraia, a suburb outside Thessaloniki, on April 26. Some polls indicate that in the national elections May 6, Golden Dawn may surpass the 3 percent threshold needed to enter Parliament.
Sakis Mitrolidis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 8:50 am

Greeks go to the polls Sunday in a climate of intense voter anger at the politicians they blame for turning their country into an international economic pariah. Protest votes could fill Parliament with an array of new parties, and most surprising is the growing popularity of the xenophobic Golden Dawn, which espouses a neo-Nazi ideology.

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Author Interviews
3:36 am
Thu May 3, 2012

How The Valdez Oil Spill Shaped ExxonMobile

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 9:13 am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll about his new book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. In it, Coll delves into the business model of one of the country's largest and most profitable corporations. He explores how the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 shaped the culture at the company for years to come.

NPR Story
3:05 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Argentina Takes Over Spanish Energy Firm YPF

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with control of the energy.

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GREENE: In South America, a shift towards political populism has led to the nationalism of an oil company in Argentina and an electricity provider in Bolivia. Both of the companies seized are Spanish. The nationalizations are hitting Spain during a time of deep economic crisis. And as we'll hear in a few minutes from reporter Lauren Frayer, they sparked a lot of anger in Spain.

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NPR Story
3:05 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Take Over Moves By Bolivia, Argentina Angers Spain

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

Bolivia and Argentina's nationalization of Spanish companies hasn't gone over well in Madrid. Spanish officials say Bolivia and Argentina will pay the price in the long run, as investors become weary of doing business if their assets could ultimately get seized.

NPR Story
3:05 am
Thu May 3, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 7:31 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Last night at the Sotheby's auction house in New York, there was something to scream about. Our last word in business is: "The Scream."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

As we reported yesterday, the Expressionist masterpiece by Edvard Munch went up for sale. There are four versions of this composition, but just one had been privately held by an heir of one of Munch's patrons.

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