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France's Largest Cellphone Network Crashes

In France, 26 million customers lost mobile phone service for more than nine hours on Friday. France Telecom had crashed. For subscribers, that meant no calls, no texts and no mobile Internet.
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Stafford Loans Interest Rate To Remain Steady

Undergraduate college students will be able to access a certain kind of loan for the low rate of 3.4 percent for one more year. The interest rate on Stafford loans was about to double, but lawmakers reached an agreement recently to keep the rate low. Renee Montagne talks to financial planner Tim Maurer about low-cost student loans.
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Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25, and there's a growing call for hourly workers to earn more. There's a bill in the Senate to boost the national minimum wage, but some say it would do more harm than good for businesses and the economy.
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Farm Business For War Veteran Grows

The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is 95 percent, but one former Marine is bucking the trend and experiencing a booming business.

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Data Reveals New Details On Virginia Car Title Lenders

New details on Virginia's car title lenders have state regulators scrutinizing the industry.

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What Does London's LIBOR Mean To The U.S.?

A scandal introduced many to LIBOR this week, key interest rates used to regulate everything from credit cards to student loans in the global economy. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and guests explain just how big the LIBOR scandal could get and why we here in the U.S. should care.
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Experience Pays In The NBA: Old Stars Get Big Bucks

There's been a paradigm shift in the NBA: Older players are signing huge new contracts. This week was the most recent example, with Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett signing huge deals even though they're approaching 40 years old.

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