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Monday, November 28, 2011

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  • Amy MonahanStudy: Employers could dump sickest employees on public health care
    A loophole in the federal health care overhaul would allow many employers to game the system by dumping their sicker employees onto public health insurance exchanges, according to two University of Minnesota law professors.6:25 a.m.
  • Alyssa and Mateo GarciaForced to leave, Hibbing man dies waiting for immigration visa
    For the past decade, a change in immigration law has sent foreign-born spouses of U.S. citizens back to their home countries to obtain visas. For some, it has resulted in a high-stakes waiting game, and that's how 26-year-old Alyssa Garcia lost her husband.6:50 a.m.
  • James HormelJames Hormel's pioneering journey
    One of the Hormel heirs, James C. Hormel, didn't stay in the family business. Instead, he made U.S. history by becoming the first openly gay U.S. ambassador. Hormel writes about that in his memoir "Fit to Serve."7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Voting Begins In Egypt's Parliamentary Elections
    Egyptians in Cairo and Alexandria are among those voting in Monday's first stage of parliamentary elections. These are the first elections since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Two other stages are scheduled for December and January.
  • Throngs Of Voters Cast Ballots In Alexandria
    In the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, hundreds of women lined up at one polling center Monday. For many of the women at the segregated polling station, this is the first election in which they feel their choice will count.
  • Outside The Eurozone, But Britain Is Still Struggling
    Britain opted out of the euro, but it's by no means protected from the eurozone troubles. Declining demand on the continent means fewer British exports. The picture is particularly bleak in places like Hull — a port city with one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in Britain.
  • Swede Fest Attracts Hollywood Blockbuster Remakes
    There's a community of people who celebrate the films they love by attempting to recreate them using low-budget costumes, sets and special effects. The process, introduced in the movie Be Kind Rewind, is called sweding. Twice a year, these folks come together in Fresno, Calif., to showcase their work.
  • Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help
    Exercise keeps arthritis from getting worse, doctors say. But a new study suggests that many adults with joint pain aren't trading in their sedentary lifestyles for daily workouts.
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity: It's A Family Affair
    A Northern California program offers a model for how parents can work with their kids to lose weight and keep it off. The approach is remarkably straight forward — and successful.
  • Holiday Weekend Was A Good One For Retailers
    Consumers spent a record $52.4 at stores and on the Internet over the weekend. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers hunting for Black Friday bargains spent an average of about $400 each. That's a good jump over last year.
  • Should CEOs No Longer Be Granted Stock Options?
    Author Jim Collins talks to Steve Inskeep as part of the Morning Edition occasional series Fixes. Collins says that by making CEOs buy company stock with their own money, they will have more incentive to manage for the long term and make the types of decisions that lead to job growth.
  • Performance Hall Will Allow Texting, Tweeting
    Officials overseeing a new performance hall had to decide on a mobile phone policy. While theaters generally remind patrons to turn off their devices, The New York Times reports the new theater in Bellevue, Wash., will encourage smartphone use. The theater wants to attract younger audiences, and that means there's no use forbidding the technology.
  • Social Security Payroll Tax Reduction To End Soon
    Many Americans could see a bigger bite out of their paychecks unless Congress votes to continue the suspension of the Social Security payroll tax. The tax holiday, enacted to stimulate people to spend money in a bad economy, is scheduled to expire at the end of this year. Senate Democrats plan to try to extend the tax break and pay for it by charging a new tax on the very wealthy.

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