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6:18 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Online Poker Companies Make Deal With Prosecutors

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 6:31 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a poker payout.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Business
6:18 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Car Insurance Business Gets More Competitive

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 6:31 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now let's talk about the business of car insurance. It's getting more competitive but that does not necessarily mean consumers end up saving.

NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

SONARI GLINTON, BYLINE: In real estate the mantra is Location. Location. Location.

JOHN EGAN: That same mantra can be applied to car insurance because geography does play a role in how much you pay for car insurance even down to the zip code level.

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Business
6:18 am
Wed August 1, 2012

What Ever Happened To Jordache Jeans?

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 6:31 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

One of the brands that defined the '80s was Jordache jeans.

(SOUNDBITE OF JORDACHE JEANS AD)

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER: (Singing) You've got the look I want to know better. You've got the look that's all together. Working. Playing...

MONTAGNE: Some among you will remember squeezing into a pair of those skintight jeans and then pulling on a purple velour top.

Reporter Matthew Boyle wondered whatever happened to this now faded brand, which led to his profile in of today's Jordache for Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine.

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Business
6:18 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Snoop Dogg Gets A New Name

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 6:31 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

If you're a musician, your brand is your name. And sometimes musicians feel the need to change their names, as when Prince became that symbol thing.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Now the rapper born Calvin Broadus, long known as Snoop Dogg, is Snoop Lion. He told reporters this week, he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica.

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Economy
6:18 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Fed Considering Steps To Boost Economy

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 6:31 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Later today, the Federal Reserve could announce new steps to boost the U.S. economy.

INSKEEP: Let's remember, the Fed has two mandates here: one is to keep inflation in check, the other is to promote a healthy level of employment. Now, the unemployment rate has been stuck above eight percent.

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