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4:37 am
Wed December 18, 2013

British Monetary Officials Announce Changes

Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 10:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And changes may be brewing when it comes to another old tradition in Europe: the British pound. Our last word in business is: new currency.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The Bank of England will begin circulating plastic money in 2016, polymer versions of the paper bank notes Britons have used for more than three centuries.

GREENE: Bank officials say the currency should last longer and be harder to counterfeit.

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Business
4:37 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Law Schools See Drop In First-Year Students

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 12:18 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Could we be facing a shortage of lawyers? It hardly seems possible. But according to the American Bar Association, law schools are seeing their lowest number of first-year students since the 1970's.

NPR's Ina Jaffe has more.

INA JAFFE, BYLINE: This year, there were fewer than 40,000 first-year law students, which still seems like a lot. But it's an 11 percent drop from last year, and about a 24 percent drop from 2010, when new enrollments hit an all-time high.

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Business
4:37 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Virtual Currency Bitcoin Drops In Value

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 7:02 am

The tumble is due in part to China's central bank which had issued a warning about the currency.

Business
4:37 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Retail Workers Forced To Deal With Holiday Tunes

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 7:02 am

Morning Edition reports on retail workers who are subject to holiday music for hours on end.

Politics
4:37 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Tech Execs Complain About NSA During Obama Meeting

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 7:02 am

Leaders of some of this country's largest technology companies were at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. While the administration said the meeting would touch on a range of topics, including issues with the health care website, many of the tech executives had another matter on their minds: the National Security Agency.

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