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Thu July 14, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Mary Louise Kelly has the Last Word in business.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Around the Nation

I-405's Closure Will Be A 'Nightmare' For L.A. Drivers

Southern Californians are calling it Carpacoplypse and Carmagadden. This weekend, Interstate 405 in Los Angeles will shut down completely for construction. The closure is causing a certain amount of panic.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Space

Astronauts Enjoy NASA's Version Of Shrimp Cocktail

What do astronauts eat aboard the space shuttle? Mary Louise Kelly and Steve Inskeep report on the culinary delights of space.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Media

Fears Murdoch's Scandal Fallout Spreads To U.S.

The phone-hacking charges involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has mostly been a British scandal. But the tentacles of his empire extend far beyond Britain. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the scope of the News Corp. media empire.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Planet Money

Fewer Foreclosures Now. More Foreclosures Later.

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 10:43 am

Joe Raedle Getty Images

The number of homes in foreclosure fell sharply in the first half of this year. But that doesn't mean the housing market is getting better.

It just means the foreclosure process has stalled as lenders and state attorneys general try to work out a settlement over the robosigning scandal.

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Thu July 14, 2011
The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Out Of This World: Designs Of The Space Age

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:40 am

Unidentified Fashion Object: A 1963 rendering shows the design for Biff's Coffee Shop in Oakland, Calif. "It almost looked like a flying saucer," says Victor Newlove of Armet Davis Newlove Architects. "It looks like it's about ready to lift off."
Armet & Davis Architects

The Space Age left a sleekly modern mark on everything from office parks to kitchenware to kids' TV shows like The Jetsons. Even today, if you drive around Los Angeles, you'll see relics of Space Age architecture, including the flamboyantly futuristic Los Angeles International Airport and a nearby coffee shop called Pann's.

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12:01am

Thu July 14, 2011
Health

Mediterraneans Abandon Their Famous Diet

A vegetable stall at at market in Venice. Even in Italy, healthy peasant fare like fresh vegetables and fruits isn't cheap, leading many there to abandon the famously healthy Mediterranean Diet.
Marco Secchi Getty Images

It's not news that Americans are getting fatter and fatter and the same is happening in many countries around the world. What may come as a bit of a surprise is that it's even happening in Mediterranean countries, especially among young people.

Pioppi, a little, seaside Italian town, south of Naples, is home of the Mediterranean Diet. In fact, there's a museum here dedicated to Ancel Keys, a Minnesota physiologist who traveled to Europe during the 1940s and 1950s to study the diet of people living near the Mediterranean Sea.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Europe

Strauss-Kahn's Future In Politics Cloudy

As the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears to weaken, many in France are speculating about whether the former head of the International Monetary Fund can revive his political career. New charges in France and the nonstop media coverage of the saga seem to be weighing against him.

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Thu July 14, 2011
Middle East

Hezbollah Indictments, Syrian Unrest Shake Lebanon

The Arab Spring has largely bypassed Lebanon, but the new government may still be in jeopardy.

Growing unrest next door in Syria is seen as an imminent danger. It doesn't help that a key player in the new government is Hezbollah, the Shiite militia and party backed by the increasingly unpopular regime in Damascus. Nor does it help that four Hezbollah members are accused in the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister — a charge Hezbollah denies.

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9:51pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Politics

Debt-Ceiling Deal? 'Hell, No Caucus' Stands Firm

A fourth consecutive day of talks at the White House for a deal to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2 ended abruptly Wednesday night, with President Obama walking out on a meeting with congressional leaders. That was hours after the credit-ratings agency Moody's threatened to cut the U.S. credit rating, warning of an increased risk of a government debt default.

Meanwhile, GOP congressional leaders in particular are increasingly at odds with members of their own party in the debt-ceiling debate.

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