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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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  • Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring
    The major central banks of the world moved Wednesday to prevent a banking crisis in Europe. They're providing more liquidity to the European banking system in hopes that big banks there will remain solvent and continue to make loans. The coordinated move by the central banks sent stock markets soaring. But it will not even begin to fix Europe's fundamental economic problems.
  • A 'Holiday Greeting Card' To Financial Markets?
    Guy Raz talks to Felix Salmon, a finance blogger for Reuters. Salmon explains Wednesday's actions by six central banks to improve access to U.S. dollars internationally.
  • Hearing May Grant John Hinckley More Privileges
    A hearing opens Wednesday for John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Reagan 30 years ago and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was sent to a mental institution but is now seeking more privileges that could lead to his living full-time outside the hospital.
  • Medal Of Honor Winner Sues Defense Contractor
    Guy Raz speaks with Julian Barnes, the Wall Street Journal's Pentagon reporter, about Dakota Meyer, a Marine who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor. Meyer is suing a defense contractor that he worked with, alleging they blocked him from another job in the defense industry as retaliation for his objections to selling high-tech instruments to the Pakistani military.
  • Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies At 41
    Guy Raz remembers Patrice O'Neal — a stand-up comedian who took on controversial topics like race, AIDS and his own struggle with diabetes. O'Neal died on Tuesday. He was 41 and lived in New Jersey.
  • Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut in Scranton, Pa.
    President Obama traveled to Scranton, Pa., to promote an extension of the payroll tax cut on the first $106,000 in income. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.
  • A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' In Pa.
    As the natural gas industry booms in Pennsylvania, drillers are encountering a hodgepodge of local rules on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." State lawmakers are considering changes that would limit the way a local community regulates what happens in its own backyard.
  • Occupy Chicago: A 'Dry Run' For Upcoming Summits
    In Chicago, city officials and demonstrators say the recent Occupy Chicago protests are a sort of dry run for next year's simultaneous NATO and G-8 summit meetings.
  • Letters: Berea College; Ruth Stone; 'Moves Like Jagger'
    Melissa Block and Guy Raz read emails from listeners about a report on Kentucky's Berea College, Melissa's remembrance of Vermont poet Ruth Stone, and the other person responsible for that mega-hit earworm "Moves Like Jagger."
  • CT Scans Re-Create 307-Year-Old Violin
    It all started with a gunshot — and a love for an original Stradivari Betts violin.

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