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Hands On With The New iPad Mini: Lighter, Costlier Than Rivals

Apple unveils a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet. NPR's Laura Sydell gets a hand-on look and finds that the iPad mini is lighter and thinner than she expected. But starting at $329, is it too expensive to compete with other small tablets?
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Buying Food Past Its Sell-By Date Tough To Swallow For Greeks

Incomes have dropped nearly 50 percent in Greece, but food prices are at record highs. Now the Greek government is encouraging retailers to discount nonperishable food that's past its sell-by date. And it's not going over well.
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Homeowners' Deductions: Economic Boost Or Burden?

The mortgage interest tax deduction lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on home loans. Some economists say it should be eliminated, but many homeowners fear a change would wreak their budgets. Host Michel Martin talks about the issue with NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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How Fly Farming May Help More Fish Stay In The Sea

A South African entrepreneur has found a way to make food out of flies for farm-raised chicken and salmon. He says fly meal can replace fish meal for aquaculture and some livestock, and help conserve wild fisheries that are now being depleted in the race to find enough protein for the planet.
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Apple Announces Smaller, Cheaper Version Of iPad

The "iPad mini" will directly compete with similar tablets made by Amazon and Google. It is the first new product released under the leadership of Tim Cook.
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Deal Makes Russian Oil Company Biggest Producer

Russia's Rosneft oil company inked a $55 billion deal to buy out TNK-BP. The acquisition is subject to Russian government approval. But if finalized, it could pump more oil and gas than Exxon Mobil.
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BBC Roiled By Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

The BBC is dealing with its worst crisis in decades. At the heart of the affair: allegations that the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile serially sexually abused underage women. The BBC now is having to defend how it handled an investigative report into the charges.
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'Newsweek' Editor Brown On Print Edition's Demise

Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced last week that the news magazine will end its print edition in January. It will become a digital edition for tablet devices called Newsweek Global, a partner to Brown's website, The Daily Beast. As Brown tells Steve Inskeep, Newsweek's venerable past will make a big difference to its digital future.
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Study: Being Popular May Boost Your Income

The most popular kids in high school go on to earn higher wages than the least popular — as much as 10 percent 40 years after graduation, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers say students with better social skills do better when they enter the workplace.

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