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Sharp Swings In Stocks Renew Concerns About Computer Trading

There was heavy volume as stocks began trading. It's thought that computer glitches may have been responsible.

Employers Added 163,000 Jobs In July, Survey Suggests

The ADP National Employment Report signals that the job market is at least holding steady. But will Friday's report from the Labor Department reinforce or undercut that conclusion?

Car Insurance Business Gets More Competitive

NPR's Sonari Glinton reports on a new study that shows Michigan residents face the steepest car insurance cost burden in the nation.

Online Poker Companies Make Deal With Prosecutors

Poker Stars will pay nearly $550 million to settle charges of money laundering and fraud. It's acquiring the Full Tilt Poker website, so part of the settlement will be used to reimburse former customers of that site. Neither company — now shut down in the U.S. — admitted any wrongdoing. If U.S. laws change to allow online poker, they'll be back in business.

Conservatives Rally Around Chick-Fil-A

Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro Chick-fil-A day. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.

Fed Considering Steps To Boost Economy

The Federal Reserve is meeting this week and could decide Wednesday whether to take further action to boost the economy. Or, it may wait until its next meeting in September. With the unemployment rate stalled out above 8 percent and no longer falling, and other signs of ongoing weakness, more analysts think the Fed will move to take additional action. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.

Snoop Dogg Gets A New Name

Now The rapper born Calvin Broadus is now Snoop Lion. He told reporters this week, he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica, where he recorded a new reggae-inspired album that'll be released soon.