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Butchers And The "Head-To-Tail" Movement

A growing "head-to-tail" movement is extolling the virtues of the other parts of the animal, such as the brains, liver and heart. We explore the virtues of "offal," and the economics of modern butchery.

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Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly In Third Quarter

The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney push to the Nov. 6 election.
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Niagara Falls In Danger Of Losing City Status, Aid

Niagara Falls used to be one of the biggest cities in New York. But since the 1960s, its population has fallen by more than half. Now, Niagara Falls must stay above 50,000 residents or lose its status as a city — and millions in state and federal funds that act as life support. As the 2020 census looms, city leaders are bracing for the worst, while experimenting with new ways to attract residents.
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It's 10 P.M. In Frankfurt. Do You Know Where Your Gold Is?

Germany's central bank needs to prove that its massive gold reserve actually exists. This is not quite as random as it sounds.
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While Spain Struggles, The Basque Region Shines

The Basque region has long been infamous as home to the ETA separatist group, fighting for independence from Madrid. But with a cease-fire in place, the Basque country is now becoming known for its strong economy.
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Unclaimed Jobless Benefits Far Exceed Fraudulent Claims, Study Says

Overpayments due to fraud or mistakes have received attention in recent months. But a Federal Reserve study shows that the amount of money not spent because the benefits are never claimed has been 10 times larger.
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Can A President Control Prices At The Pump?

Both candidates have been on their talking points about high gas prices. But Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad says there's only so much elected officials can do to control prices at the pump. He speaks with host Michel Martin as a part of NPR's "Solve This" series, looking at issues driving the election.

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