Business

8:50am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

In Long, Raucous Session, Greek Parliament OKs Draft Bailout

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 1:55 pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch as he speaks to a marathon parliamentary session in Athens on Friday. A bitterly divided Parliament approved a draft bailout agreement with international lenders.
Yiannis Liakos AP

In a 24-hour marathon session, Greek lawmakers approved the draft of an 85 billion euro bailout reached earlier this week with international lenders — agreeing to many of the austerity measures that voters rejected in a referendum last month and sparking a rebellion in the ruling party ranks.

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6:59am

Fri August 14, 2015
Business

Yuan's Devaluation Could Help China Become A World Financial Player

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 2:35 pm

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6:54am

Fri August 14, 2015
Television

HBO To Air Exclusive New Episodes Of 'Sesame Street'

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 4:03 pm

These familiar faces will soon be appearing on another channel.
Kathy Willens AP
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"Sesame Street" has found a new home, HBO. Under a five-year deal, new episodes will get their first run on the pay cable channel. As NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik reports, the deal gives "Sesame Street" a fresh lease on life.

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6:40am

Fri August 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Contributing To Community Spirit, Hawkins Burgers Survive Watts Riots

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:52 pm

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5:10am

Fri August 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Armed 'Oath Keepers' Celebrate Montana Miners' Incremental Victory

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 7:19 pm

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4:39am

Fri August 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Inmate With Stock Tips Wants To Be San Quentin's Warren Buffett

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 2:20 pm

Curtis Carroll — also known as "Wall Street" — teaches prisoners at San Quentin State Prison about stocks.
The Kitchen Sisters

Curtis Carroll discovered the stock market in prison. Through friends and family on the outside, he invests from San Quentin State Prison in Northern California, and he's also an informal financial adviser to fellow inmates and correctional officers. Everyone in prison calls him Wall Street.

"I couldn't believe that this kind of access to this type of money could be accessible to anybody. Everybody should do it. And it's legal!" he says.

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4:33am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Salt

A Muscle Drug For Pigs Comes Out Of The Shadows

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 7:16 pm

Young pigs stare out of a pen at a hog farm in North Dakota. In coming months, consumers will start to see a new label on some packages of pork: Produced "without the use of ractopamine."
Will Kincaid AP

In the coming months, a few shoppers will encounter a new and unfamiliar phrase when looking at packages of pork: "Produced without the use of ractopamine."

It's the brainchild of David Maren, founder of Tendergrass Farms, which sells pork products from pigs raised the "all-natural" way, on pasture.

Maren first heard about ractopamine years ago, when he was just getting into this business. Maren was talking with his cousin, who raises pigs the conventional way, in big hog houses.

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5:45pm

Thu August 13, 2015
The Salt

Restaurants Feed New Orleans' Recovery: 'I Knew I Had To Come Back'

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 9:30 am

Chef Leah Chase, 92, here in the kitchen of Dooky Chase, had no qualms about rebuilding the restaurant her father-in-law opened in 1941 in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood.
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Baskets of perfectly seasoned deep-fried chicken sizzle during lunch hour at Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, a city famous for its food. But the real magic happens early in the morning, when Leah Chase, 92, arrives to prepare the day's specials.

"I made meatloaf today. Smothered pork chops. I did oyster and artichoke soup," says Chase.

Dooky Chase is a landmark in the city's historically African-American Treme neighborhood.

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4:16pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Planet Money

Keynes Predicted We Would Be Working 15-Hour Weeks. Why Was He So Wrong?

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 9:08 pm

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2:40pm

Thu August 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Sesame Street's New ABCs: On PBS And Now HBO

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 3:17 pm

These familiar faces will soon be appearing on another channel.
Kathy Willens AP

Known for adult dramas and gory thrillers, HBO is home to some of the most colorful characters on television, but this fall another brightly colored crew is joining the network.

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the beloved children's show, announced a new deal with HBO Thursday that will bring the next five seasons of Sesame Street to the premium cable channel and its streaming services.

But Sesame Street isn't vacating its old neighborhood, NPR's Neda Ulaby reports. She tells our Newscast unit that:

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