3:22pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Employers May Not Rush To Drop Health Coverage After All

Despite claims to the contrary, a insightful economic analysis suggests that it wouldn't be in most employers' business interests to stop providing health insurance when the main coverage provisions of the federal health overhaul kick in.

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3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Africa

Tunisia Announces Results Of Election

A supporter of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party celebrates on Tuesday at the party's headquarters in Tunis. Ennahda is leading the results of Tunisia's first free and democratic election — though is not expected to win an outright majority.

Fethi Belaid AFP/Getty Images

In Tunisia, a moderate, once-banned Islamist political party is on track to win the country's first free and democratic election — and the first among the countries of the Arab Spring. On Sunday, Tunisians elected a national assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution.

Despite the strong showing by the Islamists, no party is expected to get an absolute majority in the assembly and the new government will likely to be a coalition of secular and religious parties. And that, it appears, is what most Tunisians want.

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3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Science

Northern Lights Glow In Southern States

Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.

3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
National Security

Cold War Bomb To Be Dismantled

The last B53 bomb is supposed to be dismantled Tuesday. Michele Norris speaks with Hans Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists about the historical climate surrounding the B53 bomb.

3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Law

Police Arrested On Gun-Smuggling Charges

Five officers in the New York Police Department have been arrested on charges of smuggling guns, cigarettes and slot machines they thought were stolen. Three retired NYPD officers and a New Jersey corrections officer are also charged.

2:48pm

Tue October 25, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#462 - Mystery: Suspense "A Vision Of Death" 3/8/51, Sherlock Holmes "Blackmailer" 1/2/55

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:48pm

Tue October 25, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#461 - Adventure: The Chase "Easy Riches, Sudden Death" 6/1/52, Suspense "Man With The Steel Teeth" 2/17/55

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:48pm

Tue October 25, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#460 - True History: Secret Missions "American Helps Czech Escape" 3/6/49, Cavalcade Of America "Weapon That Saves Lives" 8/23/43

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:47pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Asia

Boom In Shadow Financing Exacts High Toll In China

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 8:26 pm

At least 80 business owners have abandoned factories like this one in Wenzhou, China's entrepreneurial capital, because they have run up exorbitant debts to the city's loan sharks and underground lenders.

Frank Langfitt NPR

In recent weeks, at least 80 business owners have fled Wenzhou in eastern China and gone into hiding because they can't pay crushing debts to the city's empire of underground lending firms and loan sharks.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao became so concerned that he flew to Wenzhou earlier in October to try to keep the problem from spreading.

The city's credit crisis highlights some of the flaws — and potential risks — of the banking system in the world's second-largest economy.

Business Owners Trapped By Debt

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2:21pm

Tue October 25, 2011

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