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Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.
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Declining Domestic Sales Speed Talks For Tobacco Mega-Merger

Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in talks about a merger. For Reynolds, the move would mean doubling down on the future of e-cigarettes.
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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.
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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $10.76. Where will the money come from to pay for the raise?
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Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists

Two journalists from a newspaper in Brighton, England, went to the hospital after sampling the Hot Chili Burger. The heat is in the sauce, which is rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.
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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.
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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.
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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.

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