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2:00am

Mon August 29, 2011
Business

Business News

Japan's finance minister moves to the prime minister's office after the country's ruling party voted him in Monday. Yoshihiko Noda is known as a fiscal hawk. Noda will be Japan's sixth prime minister in only five years.

2:00am

Mon August 29, 2011
Around the Nation

Not A Monster Storm, But Irene Still Packed A Punch

Hurricane Irene destroyed houses, flooded cities and caused billions of dollars of damage. But the destruction was less than expected because Irene turned out to be less powerful than forecasters predicted.

2:00am

Mon August 29, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon August 29, 2011 5:16 am

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Our last word in business today is tempest in a teapot. I know it's a cliche, but there is really no other way to describe the storm brewing over a change that the British tea maker Twinings made to its Earl Grey recipe in the UK. The distinctive flavor of Earl Grey comes from bergamot oil. Bergamot is a kind of orange, and Twinings recently jazzed up the 180-year-old recipe with some extra citrus flavor.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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2:00am

Mon August 29, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Use Upper Hand Over Gadhafi Loyalists

In Libya, the tide has turned against Moammar Gadhafi and his supporters. And that has left an uncomfortable question for the new rebel authority: What to do with his loyalists and supporters?

2:00am

Mon August 29, 2011
Around the Nation

Washed Out Bridges Strand Vermont's Small Towns

Vermont became an unexpected casualty of Hurricane Irene. The storm dropped up to seven inches of rain Sunday — flooding streams and sending rivers crashing over their banks. In the state highway system alone, 12 bridges were washed out.

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