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    MF Global Fires All 1,066 Brokerage Employees

    The spectacular collapse of the brokerage unit at MF Global has now cost all 1,066 employees their jobs.

    There's word from the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the unit once headed by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) that the employees were fired today, according to The Wall Street Journal's High Wire blog, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News and other outlets.

    As many as 200 of the employees may be rehired "to assist in the wind down of the business and processing of bankruptcy claims," High Wire adds.

    The firm filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31. It had made "big investments in European sovereign debt," as NPR's Zoe Chace reported, and lost big in the eurozone financial crisis. An investigation into the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars that investors had entrusted with the company is underway. Corzine resigned last week.

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    No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

    As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

    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.
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    World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

    World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


    Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

    In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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