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Syria: The Money Effect

The uncertain future of American military action in Syria is causing ripple effects in the world market. Host Michel Martin speaks with economic reporter Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal, about the relationship between the Syrian conflict and oil.
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Software Helps Keep Your Shopping In Check

When you're out shopping, it may be a little difficult to make smart money decisions - especially when those perfect shoes are calling your name. Omar Green wants to help; his company is developing software that tracks spending and - just like mom - reminds you about your financial goals.
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Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama Predicts

Congress is going to consider the president's request for the OK to take military action. Obama says he's confident the resolution will allow the type of strike that cripples the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons against its own people. House Speaker Boehner is supporting the president.
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U.S. Navy Wins Battle Of Lake Erie, Again

Sailing ships re-enacted the victory over the British 200 ago during the War of 1812. The Port Clinton News Herald says the 2013 battle turned out the same, but with better technology: people captured battle scenes on cell phones.
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New York's Dairy Farmers Squeezed By Greek Yogurt Boom

The state's yogurt production has tripled since 2008, thanks to Greek yogurt's popularity. But the fixed price for milk means farmers aren't necessarily benefiting from the boom.
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Nyad Finishes Swimming Goal 35 Years After She First Tried

Diana Nyad finally conquered the Straits of Florida by swimming without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West. It was a distance of more than 100 miles. It was her fifth attempt.
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Rep. Smith On Syria: What Is The Limitation Of U.S. Power?

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, about the U.S. role in Syria. Smith, who recently visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, is urging the administration to step up aid to moderate opposition forces, but he has reservations about U.S. military action.
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Graves To Be Exhumed At Fla. Reform School

Researchers are exhuming the remains from unmarked graves at a now-closed Florida reform school. Former residents of the school say brutal beatings were routine, and they believe many boys died as a result. At least 50 grave sites have been identified and it is believed that there may be many more.
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Verizon Buys Out Vodafone To Acquire Wireless Company

Verizon has agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. That will give Verizon total control of the largest U.S. cell phone service provider.
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Obama Meets With McCain, Graham About Syria Strikes

The effort to convince Congress to authorize a limited military strike against Syria is preoccupying Washington. On Monday, President Obama met with Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Their backing may be key to winning over Congress on the issue.

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