National Security
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Arab Spring Provides Opportunities For Al-Qaida

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 5:20 am

The Pentagon's top lawyer has talked about how the U.S. would deal with terrorism after al-Qaida's core was defeated. But experts say the talk is premature. The Arab Spring has helped al-Qaida affiliates proliferate over the past year. And while they might not be able to pull off large scale attacks, they are still a very real threat.

World
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Software Pioneer John McAfee Arrested In Guatemala

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 4:22 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene. Good morning.

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Middle East
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Hamas Prepares For Major Event In Gaza Strip

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 9:13 am

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Business
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Obama, Business Roundtable Disagree Over Taxes

President Obama is lobbying the CEOs of the nation's largest companies to support him as he tries to reach a budget deal with Republican lawmakers. The president met Wednesday with members of the Business Roundtable. The group urges the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, including the wealthy.

Business
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Citigroup To Cut 11,000 Jobs

Banks have been under increasing pressure to cut costs and eliminate redundancies. The cuts will eliminate about 4 percent of Citi's workforce.

Business
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

U.S. Becomes Less Dependent On Foreign Oil

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 5:22 am

The Department of Energy projects domestic oil production in the U.S. will grow faster than consumption in coming years. That means the country needs to import much less oil in the future.

Business
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 6:55 am

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We begin NPR's business news with possible bank settlements.

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GREENE: One of Britain's largest banks, Standard Chartered, says it expects to pay around $330 million to the United States. This would settle a case with regulators here who accused the bank of failing to comply with sanctions against Iran. Standard Chartered has already paid out $340 million to the state of New York on the same claims.

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Business
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 5:41 pm

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And our last word in business today is Trump versus Forbes. The Forbes we're talking about is a Scotsman named Michael Forbes. He has the misfortune of living right next to Donald Trump's new golf course in Scotland. Forbes has refused to sell his property to Trump; and what has ensued is the war of words that you probably would expect between the property magnet, and anyone who gets in his way.

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Around the Nation
5:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Post Sandy: Atlantic City Wants Its Tourists Back

Atlantic City's boardwalk, with its shops, restaurants, casinos and hotels, was mostly protected during Hurricane Sandy by a dune restoration project. But TV images of one small section that was damaged gave the impression that the whole thing was destroyed.
David Schaper/NPR

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 4:24 pm

A month after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey Shore, Atlantic City is back in business. Even though most of the casinos and restaurants sustained very little damage in the storm, they're now suffering from a lack of visitors. But the city has launched an effort to change that.

As three young boys roll their skateboards down the "World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk," it's proof that it is still here, fully in tact, and that rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated.

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WFAEats
5:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Family Recipes A Treasured Pleasure

Family Recipe Book and a recipe for Illinois Corn Salad. Click to enlarge image.
Tamra Wilson

One of my treasured possessions is a homemade cookbook my father gave his Mom during the Depression. Dad was sixteen and it was the last Christmas they would spend together for many years.

My grandmother kept and cherished the book, adding the clippings and notes as time passed. Among the pages are glimpses of family life as my grandparents raised six children on rented land in Alberta, Canada.

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