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    Bank Of America Reports $6.2 Billion Profit

    Though the number is huge — $6.2 billion — this morning's third-quarter profit news from Bank of America is generating a lot of "yeah, but" analyses.

    As in:

    -- "It booked that profit largely on selling a bunch of assets and an accounting bonus to account for the declining value of its debt." (The Wall Street Journal)

    -- "The quarter's results were skewed by one-time pretax gains including $4.5 billion in fair-value adjustments of structured liabilities, $3.6 billion from selling a stake in China Construction Bank Corp. and $1.7 billion tied to changes in value of the company's debt." (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    -- "Stripping out a litany of exceptional items, from a $3.6 billion gain due to the CCB stake sale to a $4.5 billion boost from an accounting rule that allows banks to book a profit on the falling value of their own debt, BofA's businesses produced a loss." (The Financial Times)

    The bank's recent announcement of plans to charge many customers $5 a month if they make purchases with their debit cards has not gone over well with some folks, including President Obama.

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    5 Sisters Struggle With The Shackles Of A Conservative Culture In 'Mustang'

    Five Turkish teens are censured by a culture threatened by their burgeoning sexuality in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film. Critic John Powers says Mustang brims with "the zing and energy of life."

    Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

    Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

    After Paris, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

    Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the United States are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix.

    Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

    In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

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