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A Silk Road To A Greek Town's Recovery

The small Greek town of Soufli is hoping to revive a long-dead local economy, silk production, as a way to bring tourists to northeastern Greece. NPR's Joanna Kakissis profiles a father and son who have built a private museum and sell silk products.
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Nike Galaxy Sneakers Disappoint Big Crowds

The cancellation of the new limited edition Nike shoes at Prince George's County Plaza left many hopeful consumers unhappy.

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Economy Bogs Down Other Issues For Young Voters

In 2008, Renee Montagne talked to Martinique Chavez, 18, at a presidential debate party in Albuquerque, N.M. At the time, Chavez was undecided but leaning towards John McCain. Four years later, we catch up with her as she prepares to graduate from college and faces a tough economy. They're joined by Martinique's 18-year-old brother Zeke, a Ron Paul supporter.
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Portuguese Seeking Opportunities In Former Colonies

Like Greece, Portugal is sinking under the weight of debt, and unemployment is soaring. Unlike Greece, Portugal has former colonies rich in natural resources and in need of labor. Now, Portuguese workers are seeking visas to places such as Angola, a country rich with oil and diamonds.
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With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.
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The Man Behind 5-Hour Energy

You may have seen the ads for the energy shot 5-Hour Energy — maybe you've even knocked one back yourself. But you probably don't know much about the man behind those little red and yellow bottles. His name is Manoj Bhargava and he's managed to fly under the radar — until now. Forbes staff writer Clare O'Connor tells host Audie Cornish about Bhargava — as Audie downs her own 5-Hour Energy shot.
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A California Civil War Over Internet Piracy

In southern California, Hollywood howls over "piracy" and is pushing for legislation. In the north, Silicon Valley cries foul over what it sees as restrictions on a free and open Internet. The most pressing issue for both may be the huge sums of money each stands to lose.
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Closing Time: Postal Service May Cut 35,000 Jobs

The changes could shutter 223 postal facilities and save the service $20 billion.

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