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WEMU features include Green Room, Issues of the Environment and Cinema Chat.  Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

Annie Leibovitz has shot some of the world's most famous portraits — from John Lennon to President Obama. And yet she risked losing ownership of her works to pay off a loan. That was 2009. Leibovitz says she's learned her lesson and is on better financial footing. She's opened a new exhibit in Russia.

Business News

Oct 14, 2011

Steve Inskeep has business news.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took on U.S. trade policy during a speech yesterday at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. From member station KUOW in Seattle, Amy Radil reports.

The Last Word In Business

Oct 14, 2011

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

Alabama business owners are furious about the state's new immigration law. They say it is costing them business. Some wonder if the state will ultimately change the law, which is leading legal and illegal immigrants to flee the state.

Scott Simon To Interview Herman Cain

Oct 14, 2011

Steve Inskeep has a preview of Scott Simon's upcoming interview with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

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MORNING EDITION's business news begins with a sentence for insider trading.

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Runner Confesses To Bus Ride During Race

Oct 13, 2011

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Business News

Oct 13, 2011

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Finally, There's A Fix For Blurry Photos

Oct 13, 2011

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These improvements in smartphones bring us to our last word in business: enhance it. It's a scene from countless movies and TV shows, computer experts race to analyze a blurry photograph to find a clue to catch the bad guy.

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The Sinai Peninsula has proven a major security headache for Egypt's military rulers since a popular uprising ousted President Hosni Mubarak eight months ago.

Gunmen who crossed over the border into Israel from southern Sinai killed eight civilians in August. In northern Sinai, unknown assailants have repeatedly attacked a natural gas pipeline feeding Israel and Jordan.

But what ultimately may prove more problematic for Egyptian authorities is the growing number of northern Sinai residents who are arming themselves with heavy weapons coming in from Libya.

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Fifty years ago, a new phrase began to make its way into American conversations: "Catch-22." Joseph Heller's irreverent World War II novel — named for the now-famous paradox — was published on Oct. 11, 1961. His take on war meshed perfectly with the anti-authoritarian generation that came of age in the 1960s. And now, a half-century later, the predicament of a no-win trap still resonates with a new crop of young people distrustful of their elders.

Corn Maze Baffles Family Of Four

Oct 12, 2011

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Business News

Oct 12, 2011

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Let's remember, now, a pioneer for gay rights. Yesterday, on National Coming Out Day, Frank Kameny died.

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And there are more kids like Victor than ever before because the Hispanic population is now growing more because of births than immigration, which means there are now more children of Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. than immigrants.

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