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Episode 384: The Little Lie That Rocked The Banks

The most important interest rate in the world has been set by what amounts to an honor system among banks. Now it turns out at least one bank was fudging the numbers.
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Glaxo Settlement Pulls Back Curtain On Drug Marketing

The government released a slew of documents in the Glaxo settlement that serve as a one-stop guide to sales practices that allegedly ran rampant for years.
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Storm Stimulus Unlikely As Communities Recover

Major storms can spur significant economic activity as homeowners and businesses rebuild. But this week's storms are unlikely to provide much benefit.
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States Go To Casinos, But Does The Gamble Pay Off?

Maryland and Ohio are the latest states turning to casinos to help address tight budgets. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Suzette Parmley reports on gambling and says that nationwide, casinos brought in about $33 billion in 2011. Parmley speaks with host Michel Martin about the growth of legal gaming and the potential costs to the people who play.
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Free Trade Ruling Could Nix Country-Of-Origin Labels on Meat

U.S. requirements for meat to be labeled by country of origin may be in jeopardy after a recent World Trade Organization ruling. Or, maybe not. The U.S. is taking its time to contemplate the next move.
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Airbus: 'The Time Is Right' To Open Alabama Plant

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is making a bold move into North America. It will build its first U.S. assembly plant on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Ala. Officials in Mobile have courted Airbus for nearly eight years, but their hopes appeared dashed last year when the European firm lost out to rival Boeing in a bidding war for a lucrative Air Force contract.
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Fledgling NASA Nonprofit Starts To Lift Off

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space was established to drum up interest in experiments by folks outside of NASA. The organization has had a rocky first year but now is starting to show what it can do.
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Post Supreme Court: Reviewing The Health Care Law

Last week's Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act has brought the 2010 law back into the news. If you've forgotten all the things that are in the massive measure, never fear. Morning Edition has this refresher course.

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