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The Two-Way
9:06 am
Thu July 9, 2015

New Hosts To Join NPR's 'All Things Considered'

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 9:52 am

All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening news program, is expanding its lineup of hosts: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veterans Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on weekdays, and Michel Martin will become the new host of the weekend show.

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Greek Government Hands European Creditors New Bailout Proposals

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 3:50 pm

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Just before the end of the day Thursday in Athens, the Greek government handed its European creditors a new bailout proposal.

A spokesman for Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem tweeted that Greece's creditors would now consider the proposal.

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Business
4:05 am
Thu July 9, 2015

NYSE Tech Failure Underscores Vulnerability Of Financial Markets

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 4:47 pm

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Economy
4:04 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 5:07 pm

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U.S.
4:04 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

Elizabeth Shirley's lawsuit, which resulted in a settlement for $132,000, could send a message to gun dealers across the country. But for now, the precedent will only have weight in Kansas.
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Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 1:09 pm

Each year, convicted felons get thousands of weapons from licensed gun dealers. They skirt the mandatory background checks by having people who do qualify fill out the paperwork for them.

Now, the settlement of a lawsuit over a tragic murder-suicide in Kansas has made it easier to sue gun dealers who allow these "straw purchases" with a wink and a nod.

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Goats and Soda
3:33 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

Alyson Hurt NPR

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 12:54 pm

Over the last decade, economic growth lifted almost a billion people around the world out of extreme poverty. Unfortunately, it didn't lift them very far.

A rising economic tide has been concentrated in just a few regions of the world, and it's failed to raise many people into the middle class.

By U.S. standards, most of the world remains terribly poor.

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Pop Culture
3:27 am
Thu July 9, 2015

As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Plus-size women have struggled in the past to find fashionable clothing options. But, with celebrities bringing plus size to the forefront, the fashion industry might wake up.
Mary McLain NPR

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 9:30 am

If you're a woman of a certain size, shopping for clothes can be a downer. Even though the average American woman is around a size 14, most department store racks are devoted to smaller bodies.

But that could be changing.

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Shots - Health News
3:19 am
Thu July 9, 2015

An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Mardi Palan, a hair stylist in Portland, Ore., is hoping to become a surrogate for a couple from Israel.
Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:02 am

Over the last few years, Oregon has quietly become something of a center for women willing to carry children for those unable to get pregnant. There are several reasons for that: lenient laws, a critical mass of successful fertility clinics and a system for amending a birth certificate pre-birth.

But surrogacy arrangements are often informal agreements and they can go wrong. A surrogate may face unexpected medical bills, or the intended parents may change their mind.

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The Two-Way
7:35 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality

A woman designer at Facebook recently updated the company's iconic "friends" logo, making the woman's silhouette larger and moving it in front of the man's.
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One of Facebook's iconic logos just got an update. That tiny image that lingers in the corner of most Facebook pages — two small silhouettes of a man and a woman — it will be a little different on Facebook mobile pages starting this week.

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The Two-Way
7:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

JPMorgan Chase Fined $136M Over How It Collects Debt

JPMorgan Chase will pay $136 million in penalties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and states to settle charges that it used illegal tactics to target delinquent credit card borrowers.

Here's what the CFPB says Chase did:

"The CFPB and states found that Chase sold 'zombie debts' to third-party debt buyers, which include accounts that were inaccurate, settled, discharged in bankruptcy, not owed, or otherwise not collectible."

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Business
4:55 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Owner David DeLongy takes apart glass shelving at Lynn's Hallmark store in Gainesville, Fla., which closed in February.
Matt Stamey Gainesville Sun/Landov

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:34 pm

The greeting card industry is struggling to stay relevant in the digital age.

Hallmark has announced that it's closing its distribution center in Enfield, Conn., and cutting 570 jobs there, as it consolidates operations elsewhere.

For decades, the greeting card maker held a reputation as the type of company where good employees had a job for life.

Julie Elliott, Hallmark's PR director, says layoffs, like the ones announced this week, are especially painful.

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Asia
4:39 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

China's Economic Downturn Needs To Happen To Boost Consumption

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:34 pm

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Latin America
4:39 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Lead Prosecutor Brings Gandhi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 10:11 pm

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The Salt
4:39 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

For 15 years, Jared Fogle has been the famous face of Subway. Here, Fogle (left) visits a Subway shop in Daytona Beach, Fla., with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards in 2012.
Brian Blanco AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:34 pm

If you can't picture Jared Fogle's face, you may remember his pants.

Before he lost a jaw-dropping 245 pounds, he was once an obese college student wearing blue jeans with a 60-inch waist.

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The Two-Way
4:37 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Glitches Galore: A Brief History Of Technical Problems On Wall Street

Henny Ray Abrams AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:48 pm

Wednesday's computer-related problems on the New York Stock Exchange that halted trading for more than three hours was not a one-off.

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