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All Things Considered
Thursday, October 27, 2011

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  • U.S. Economy Grows 2.5 Percent
    The U.S. economy grew 2.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, easing concerns that the country has tipped back into a recession.
  • More Corporations Shed Light On Political Spending
    In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, Congress failed to pass a disclosure law. As it turns out, corporations weren't necessarily happy about the secrecy either. A new index shows most of the country's biggest companies have formal policies and board oversight.
  • Bangkok At Risk Of Its Worst Flooding In Decades
    It's been raining heavily for months in Bangkok, and the river that runs through the city is spilling over its banks. The government has declared a five-day holiday and urged residents to leave the sprawling city.
  • Hormones And Metabolism Conspire Against Dieters
    Willpower will only take you so far, in case you haven't run that experiment yourself. Turns out our bodies have a fuel gauge, not entirely unlike the gas gauge in our cars, that tell us when it's time to tank up on food. Dieting can make the gauge go haywire.
  • Workplaces Feel The Impact of Obesity
    From cubicle farms to auto factories, accommodating larger and heavier employees has become a fact of life. One in three U.S. adults is obese, and researchers say the impact on business can be boiled down to a number: $1,000 to $6,000 in added cost per year for each obese employee.
  • Chris Isaak Pays Tribute To Sun Studio's Golden Years
    For Beyond the Sun, the singer-guitarist picked classic songs he'd been singing his whole life.
  • Our Heads Are Spinning: U.S. Skater Nailed First 'Quadruple Lutz'
    It's been confirmed that Brandon Mroz of the U.S. did something no one else ever had in competition — four complete revolutions, and a one-foot landing, on a Lutz jump.
  • No, You Can't: World Record Ideas That Didn't Cut It
    Some of the alleged records rejected by Guinness World Records are every bit as interesting as the ones they take. And whether the submitter's idea for a new record is accepted or rejected, their common thread is wanting to be able to say, "I can do this better than anybody else on this planet."
  • Markets Rally After E.U. Summit Shows Progress
    The deal that is supposed to solve the European debt crisis has been unveiled, and financial markets like what they see — even though there isn't a lot of detail on some parts. Banks will take a big hit on Greek debt, the eurozone's bailout fund will be robust and a plan to recapitalize European banks emerged.
  • Greeks Fear They Are Losing Their Sovereignty
    Greeks are becoming increasingly resentful at what they see as a loss of their sovereignty. The EU, the IMF and the European Central Bank have demanded an ever tighter regime of austerity.

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