Middle East
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Security Heightened In Yemeni Capital Sanaa

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:45 am

Tanks and troops are in the streets of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as reports of possible terrorist strikes closed the U.S. and British embassies there. On Tuesday, the U.S. government advised American citizens in Yemen to leave immediately. For a view inside the capital, Renee Montagne talks to Iona Craig, a correspondent for The Times of London and one of the few remaining western journalists still there.

Middle East
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Culture War Rages In Egypt

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:47 am

What is the cultural impact of a revolution? Egyptian artists, writers and comedians are sorting through what they can and can't express now that the Morsi government has been pushed from power and the military is in charge.

Media
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:52 am

In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.

Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Virgin America Announces Earnings Win

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 5:42 am

The company has been hit by a lot of losses since it was founded in 2007. But for the second quarter of this year, it says it earned nearly $9 million. Virgin America seems to be reaping the benefits of falling fuel prices and an increase in people traveling.

Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Cardboard Cutout Is An Effective Police Officer

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 5:46 am

At a subway and bus station in Cambridge, Mass., transit police planted the cutout to watch over the bike racks. Bike thefts are down 67 percent.

Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

DOJ Files Civil Charges Against Bank Of America

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:01 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Justice Department is bringing civil charges against one of the nation's largest banks. The government alleges that Bank of America made false statements about the quality of home loans it sold off to investors, $850 million worth of loads. The Justice Department move is the latest in a series of cases being brought against financial firms.

NPR's Chris Arnold has been following all of this and joins us now. Good morning.

CHRIS ARNOLD, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Bezos' Resources Could Go A Long Way For 'The Post'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 7:41 am

News that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is buying The Washington Post for $250 million took many in the news media and publishing industries by surprise. For more insight into Bezos, David Greene talks to BusinessWeek senior writer Brad Stone. He is the author of an upcoming book: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Tensions Flare Over Rock Of Gibraltar

Once again, Spain and Britain are at odds over a tiny limestone peninsula at Europe's southern tip — Gibraltar. It's physically attached to Spain but has been a British territory for 300 years. Now some Spaniards want it back.

Business
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.

Around the Nation
3:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Detroit Voters Narrow Mayoral Field For November Election

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:10 am

Less than four weeks after Detroit filed for the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy in history, city residents went to the polls Tuesday to narrow down the field of 16 mayoral contenders for the November election. There are also more than 50 hopefuls seeking nine city council seats.

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