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For every generation, every era, there are songs that reflect or define the time, as could be said of the new album "Recession Sessions."

Food Network star Paula Deen loves seasoning, bacon and, of course, a bit of butter.

She also loves Southern cooking, which why her latest cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, explores the regional variations of Southern food.

Deen tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that she first discovered some of those variations in her home state of Georgia.

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NPR's business news starts with Netflix trying to change back.

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Now a story of a piece of art made whole again. The marble head and upper torso of a Roman sculpture was rejoined with its lower half at a ceremony in a Turkish museum this weekend.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host: NPR's business news starts with talk of European cooperation.

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For some analysis, let's go to NPR's Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Monday mornings. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee. Welcome back.

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Let's talk about the two Americans who have won the 2011 Nobel Prize for economics. They are Princeton's Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent of New York University. We're going to talk about them with NPR's Jim Zarroli. Jim, good morning.

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The title of Bjork's new album came to her after she read a book by neurologist Oliver Sachs about the mind's empathy for music.

"He called it 'musicophilia,' she says. "Obviously, I make music, but I wanted to do a project about nature. So I thought, if I call it Biophilia, it's sort of empathy with nature."

So there are song titles like "Solstice," "Dark Matter" and "Crystalline." The lyrics actually touch on processes in nature — for instance, how crystals grow.

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Loosely organized protests that began on Wall Street last month have spread to other U.S. cities, giving voice to what President Obama has called a broader frustration with the financial system. The Occupy Wall Street movement could also provide a boost for the policies he says will reform that system.

Bankers and their allies in Washington, D.C., have resisted calls to clean up their act — even after triggering the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression — Obama said in a White House news conference Thursday.

How Steve Jobs Changed The World Of Design

Oct 7, 2011

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low

Oct 7, 2011

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host: At the top of NPR's business news, a new low for mortgage rates.

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Banks To Raise Debit Card Fees

Oct 7, 2011

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LYNN NEARY, host: Several big banks, including Bank of America, Sun Trust and Wells Fargo are introducing new fees for debit card users. The banks say they need to do this because they are losing income from other fees that are now limited by new government regulations.

Thriller writer Barry Eisler has turned his back on traditional publishing — or as he calls it, legacy publishing. His latest book, The Detachment, was released as an e-book in September. It comes out in paperback in October. Both versions are published by Amazon.

As a child growing up on his family's farm in the 1980s, Jere Gettle didn't spend his evenings watching TV; instead, he read seed catalogs. To him, the endless varieties of seeds with exotic-sounding names were full of possibility. He loved the idea of planting them in the ground, tending the crops that grew from them and preparing the harvested vegetables for a family meal.

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