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'Bankers' New Clothes' Leave Too Little Skin In The Game

Anat Admati, finance professor at Stanford and co-author of a new book on American banks, argues that banks carry too much debt and have too little equity. Government support allows them to hide their risky behavior, distorting the economy as a whole, she says.
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Angry Birds TV, Coming To A Mobile Screen Near You

The wildly popular game has been downloaded 1.7 billion times. Now, the company that brings these birds — and the pigs they love to hate — to your phone is launching an animated series, which will be distributed via television and app.
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It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real

Science writer Carl Zimmer says we're not going to bring back dinosaurs. But we might be able to resurrect other extinct species.
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Molly Malone: A Soup And Song For St. Patrick's Day

Irish cookbook author Rachel Allen shares a recipe for Molly Malone chowder, a soup inspired by the Irish folk song about a doomed fishmonger.
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Want To See Washington's Cherry Blossoms Without The Crowds?

With the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival just around the corner, we'll head to the National Arboretum to check out one of the most diverse collections of cherry trees in the United States.

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Book News: Apple CEO Ordered To Testify In E-Book Price Fixing Case

Also: Advice on reading Vladimir Nabokov; fresh opportunities for Twitter poetry; and a new literary award.
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A Young Man Gets 'Filthy Rich' Boiling, Bottling Tap Water

Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia explores life in the modern megalopolis and the growing scarcity of clean water. In search of his fortune, Hamid's protagonist lands on a scam to boil and sell tap water as bottled mineral water in a novel that takes inspiration from self-help books.
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Write A Little Every Day, You'll Have A Book

Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many young adult novels, including "The Great Gilly Hopkins" and "Bridge to Terabithia." The American Library Association recently honored her with the Wilder Award for her body of work. Host Michel Martin talks to Paterson about how she's been able to tell so many authentic stories about young people.

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