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    Dow Jones Closes Above 15,000 For First Time

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 15,000 on Tuesday for the first time in its history.

    The Wall Street Journal reports:

    "The Dow's push above 15000 comes as investors' confidence in the economic recovery grows. While earnings reports have been lackluster in recent weeks, a strong report on U.S. hiring last Friday helped dispel worries about a slowdown in the economic recovery like the ones the U.S. has suffered in recent spring seasons.

    "'Investors have played the worry game, and those that have sat on the sidelines in cash are starting to question that, because this has been a pretty resilient market,' said Sean Lynch, global investment strategist at Wells Fargo Private Bank, which oversees about $170 billion in assets."

    So far this year, reports CNBC, the Dow has surged 14 percent. The S&P isn't far behind, climbing 13 percent.

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    Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

    Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
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    Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

    The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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    Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

    Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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    Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

    A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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