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5:07pm

Sat November 23, 2013
Business

What Have Mortgage Settlements Done For Homeowners Lately?

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 1:51 pm

JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to a $13 billion settlement over faulty mortgage securities with the Justice Department on Tuesday, though it did not admit any wrongdoing.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

This week, JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of faulty mortgage securities that led to the financial crisis. It's the largest settlement with a single company in U.S. history.

From that settlement, $4 billion must go to help the millions of families who saw the values of their homes plummet and who still struggle to keep up with mortgage payments.

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5:07pm

Sat November 23, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 11:09 am

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining strikes its terrifying tone with help from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music underscores several of its tensest scenes.
Archive Photos Getty Images

The Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki turned 80 on Saturday. You may think you've never heard Penderecki's music, but I'm guessing you have — because I'm guessing you've seen The Shining.

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4:14pm

Sat November 23, 2013
Book Reviews

An Inside Look That Strips The Face Paint Off The NFL

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 7:44 pm

New York Jets tight end Josh Baker celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter in the game against the New York Giants in 2011.
Julio Cortez AP

Nicholas Dawidoff's Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football may be the best book I've ever read about football. It is certainly the most detailed account of the players inside the helmets and the coaches obscured from an enthralled public by large, laminated playsheets.

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3:21pm

Sat November 23, 2013
Business

Electric Bus Fleet Brings Chinese Manufacturing To America

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 6:15 pm

BYD's North American headquarters is located in Los Angeles. Next year, the Chinese-based auto manufacturer will roll out electric buses in LA and Long Beach.
Daniel Hajek NPR

Public transit vehicles may be the key to China's success in the U.S. auto market. Chinese company BYD, based in Shenzhen, is manufacturing electric buses. It's an appealing option for a place like California, where emission standards are strict.

At BYD's North American headquarters in Los Angeles, one of the 40-foot electric K9 buses sits on display. BYD Fleet Sales Manager James Holtz sits in the driver's seat and pushes the power button on the dashboard.

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3:21pm

Sat November 23, 2013
The New And The Next

Building Eco-Friendly Instruments, Paths For Women In Tech

Originally published on Sat December 7, 2013 3:35 pm

Jared Frazer

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

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