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New iPhone Plug Spells Inconvenience For Users, Change For Accessory Makers

While the new iPhone 5 has a number of new features designed to entice Apple loyalists into an upgrade, the decision to introduce a new connector could cause a bit of domestic chaos.
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Apple Unveils New, Thinner, Lighter iPhone 5

The phone will also have a bigger screen and run on faster wireless networks.

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Is The Black Middle Class Disappearing?

Steven Gray is a young, ambitious African-American journalist. But he's struggling to find a job, he feels himself slipping out of the middle class, and he says he's not the only one. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gray about his recent article in Salon.com, where he says the black middle class is vanishing.
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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
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Do iPhone Announcements Get More Attention Than They Deserve?

Excitement over the launch of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone might seem like a no-brainer. But since when did the announcement of a new smartphone become a national event by default?
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Velvet Underground Loses Banana Copyright Claim

Forty-five years ago, artist Andy Warhol created an album cover for The Velvet Underground, featuring a stylized black and yellow banana. Earlier this year, band members sued, claiming the Andy Warhol foundation had unlawfully licensed the banana for use on iPhone and iPad accessories. A U.S. District Court dismissed part of the band's claim over copyright infringement.
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IRS Awards $104 Million To Whistle-Blower

The IRS has awarded a former banker $104 million for telling the U.S. government how Swiss banking giant UBS helped rich Americans evade taxes. The award given to Bradley Birkenfeld is believed to be the largest ever for an individual whistle-blower.

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