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Minn. Orchestra And Union Musicians End Extensive Lockout

The Minnesota Orchestra hasn't performed in its concert hall in Minneapolis in 488 days. The musicians and orchestra management have been locked in a bitter labor dispute. But on Tuesday, musicians agreed to a new contract ending the longest work stoppage for any symphony orchestra in U.S. history.
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Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky

In a deal worth some $16 billion, Japanese beverage giant Suntory is buying Beam Inc., maker of Jim Beam bourbon and owner of well-known American brands such as Maker's Mark. Industry leaders say it's a reflection of bourbon's exploding popularity in Asian markets, but some wonder if the new owners will preserve bourbon's Kentucky heritage.
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Battery Problem Reported On Boeing Dreamliner In Japan

Reports of white smoke from a battery compartment have temporarily grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Japan, nearly a year after all the new airliners were grounded due to a problem with batteries overheating. Tuesday's incident happened on an airliner at Tokyo's Narita Airport that had no passengers aboard.
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JPMorgan Says It Will Replace 2 Million Credit Cards, Due To Breach

The bank also reported a $5 billion profit, despite a series of costly settlements with the U.S. government.
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Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.
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Minorities' Savings Accounts Aren't Adding Up For Retirement

A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that minorities — Latinos in particular — are in bad shape when it comes to saving for retirement. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Nari Rhee about why that's a big problem.
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20 Million DirecTV Customers Just Lost The Weather Channel

A dispute over how much the weather network can charge couldn't be resolved before a Monday deadline. The two sides are still talking, but they're also pointing fingers at each other. Their stormy relationship has gotten worse.
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Pope To Sell Harley To Benefit Homeless

Pope Francis is the proud owner of a Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide. It was given to him as a gift. His Holiness will auction the hog to help raise money for a soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless in Rome.
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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

On Monday, Google announced it had purchased Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is focused on the "automated home" concept, making smoke detectors and thermostats that connect to the Internet. Google's purchase signals a strong interest in this arena.
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More Workers Forced To Pick Up Pension Investment Risks

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about whether Boeing's restructuring of employee benefits was inevitable given global competition. Kirkegaard co-authored a book called U.S. Pension Reform: Lessons From Other Countries.

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