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Money-Losing Sony Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

Sony is expected to cut about 6 percent of its global workforce in an attempt to return to profitability. Daisuke Wakabayashi, of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Renee Montagne about restructuring plans at Sony.
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R.I. Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Driving With Dogs

Drivers caught with lap dogs could face a fine of up to $125, according to a proposed measure in Rhode Island. A similar law was passed in California in 2008, but was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Taxes Lead To Stress Which Leads To Fatal Wrecks

Death and taxes may be connected in ways Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined. Researchers found a six percent increase in fatal auto accidents on the day federal taxes are due. The most likely culprit: stress.
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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $1 Billion Fine

The judge ordered the fine after a jury found the company had minimized the risks of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Johnson & Johnson is asking for a new trial.
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Why Didn't Passengers Panic On The Titanic?

People behaved very differently on another ship that sunk around the same time. An economist thinks he knows why.
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Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh

Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.
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After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself

The country once associated with drug lords is now increasingly seen as a rising star in South America — stable, diplomatically engaged and a magnet for foreign investment. It's hosting the Summit of the Americas — and President Obama — this weekend.

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