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Business
4:34 am
Thu September 1, 2011

In Dispute, 'Financial Times' Pulls App Off iTunes

A major newspaper publisher is refusing to swallow demands from Apple, and it pulled its App off of iTunes. The Financial Times didn't want to pay Apple 30 percent of its revenue from customers who downloaded the App.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Europe Pressured To Do More To Help Libya

European powers played a key role in helping Libyan rebels defeat Moammar Gadhafi through the NATO bombing campaign. But now EU policy makers face a huge test in helping Libya secure the peace with humanitarian aid, technical and logistical support.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Rebels Tasked With Ensuring Libyans Security

Nearly all Libyans agree that security should be a top priority for the country's interim government. Some councilmen and rebel commanders say the first step to ensuring security will be to take away the light arms that both sides handed out en masse.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Irene Hits Vermont Right Before Fall Foliage Season

Towns in southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley are slowly getting reconnected with the outside world as road crews repair highways ravaged by Irene. But the resort communities face a harder time re-building their tourism-based businesses. They're worried about getting back on their feet in time for the fall foliage season, and the ski season ahead. John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports.

Economy
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

GOP Presidential Hopeful Huntsman Reveals Jobs Plan

Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman's campaign is off too a slow start. He tried to jump start it yesterday with an economic speech in New Hampshire. The address comes just days ahead of similar speeches by Huntsman's Republican rival Mitt Romney and President Obama. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

Business
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Justice Department Blocks AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

AT&T says it's disappointed by the government's decision to block its acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile. The Justice Department said Wednesday it would go to court to prevent the two companies from merging. The deal involves the country's second and fourth biggest wireless companies. U.S. officials say the deal would hurt competition and send wireless prices higher.

Business
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Business News

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Governing
3:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Panel Finds Massive Waste By Wartime Contractors

A report by a congressional commission says the U.S. has lost tens of billions of dollars during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because of waste and fraud in government contracts. The panel offered 15 recommendations to tackle the contracting mess. But one suggested fix — hire more government workers — might not be too popular right now.

Crime In The City
11:01 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Athens Cop On The Trail Of Modern Greece

Athens' Monastiraki neighborhood is a meeting place for Greek and Ottoman culture. Case in point: the 18-century Tzistarakis Mosque (left) sits below the Acropolis (center) and serves as a focal point for Monastiraki Square.
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For millions of tourists who flock to Athens every year, the city at the foot of the Acropolis represents the cradle of democracy and the sublime art of antiquity.

But to crime writer Petros Markaris, the Athens of today is both a peaceful Balkan haven and a symbol of the ugliness of modern, corrupt societies. In his detective novels, he takes on the financial and social crises sweeping Greece.

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Business
11:35 am
Wed August 31, 2011

AT&T's Bid For T-Mobile Blocked By Lawsuit

The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile. Officials say combining the country's second- and fourth-largest mobile phone carriers would be bad for competition. The $39 million deal has been under scrutiny from lawmakers and consumer groups. And the No. 3 carrier, Sprint Nextel, objects to the merger.

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