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11:48am

Fri August 31, 2012
Business

Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

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NPR's business news starts with the latest comments from Ben Bernanke

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5:58am

Fri August 31, 2012
Europe

Family Finds Medieval Well Under Their House

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5:49am

Fri August 31, 2012
Around the Nation

40-Year-Old Cheese To Sell For $10 An Ounce

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4:08am

Fri August 31, 2012
Election 2012

Mitt Romney Makes His Case For Change

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And I'm David Greene. During his acceptance speech last night at the Republican convention, Mitt Romney told a story about his father. He said his father gave his mother a rose every day, and left it by the bed. She found out he had died on the day the rose did not appear.

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3:44am

Fri August 31, 2012
Business

Buffett Donates More To His Children's Foundations

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And our last word in business today is Happy Birthday.

Turns out when you're a billionaire investor you can celebrate any way you want. Warren Buffett turned 82 yesterday and his wish was to give away billions, so he did, in the form of millions of dollars worth of his company stock. All told, those shares will eventually be worth about $3 billion. That gift was divided between his three children's charitable foundations.

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