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3:38 am
Thu August 16, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:53 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

All right. So we just heard in Renee's conversation there that American Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas has hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, giving her clout with potential sponsors.

Our last word in business today is Klout spelled with a K. Klout, k-l-o-u-t, is a Web startup that's been around for a few years. The company says it can measure your online influence by using a special algorithm.

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Business
3:38 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:53 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a subpoena.

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Television
3:38 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Low Ratings Force CNN To Find A New Direction

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:53 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The news network CNN has recently seen its ratings during primetime hit record lows. The company is still making money, thanks to its international presence, but here in the United States, viewers are increasingly turning to more opinionated competitors: MSNBC and Fox News. At the end of the year, the president of CNN Worldwide is going to step down. And TV critic Eric Deggans sees this as a big opportunity for CNN to shake things up.

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Business
3:38 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Kentucky, W.Va., To Ship Coal To India For 25 Years

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:53 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The U.S. coal industry is getting a boost. Nine million tons of American coal will be sent overseas to India this year, and for the next 25 years - it's the result of a new $7 billion deal signed yesterday between an Indian coal group and several producers in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Erica Peterson of member station WFPL has more.

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Space
3:38 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Scientists Find Massive Cluster Of Galaxies

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:53 pm

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DAVID GREEN, HOST:

Let's look to the sky now. Scientists say they have found what could be the most massive cluster of galaxies ever seen. One of the galaxies is giving birth to new stars at an astonishing rate. Here's NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce.

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