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Fri April 20, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 5:24 am

Vegetarians and others were highly distressed after finding out that Starbucks uses a red coloring in some of its drinks that's made from crushed bugs. An online protest campaign delivered thousands of angry emails to Starbucks headquarters.

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3:02 am
Fri April 20, 2012

In Ohio, Romney Points To Obama's Failed Promises

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:46 am

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Lorain County, Ohio is a fading industrial community outside of Cleveland, and it's suddenly in the spotlight. President Obama campaigned there on Tuesday. Mitt Romney followed with a speech there yesterday.

As NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney is chasing the president to accuse him of failing to live up to his campaign promises.

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Murdoch's News Corp. Faces New Legal Threats

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:46 am

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Examining Coverage Of The Trayvon Martin Case

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:46 am

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The Florida judge in the case of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February, set bail this morning of $150,000. Zimmerman took the stand during the hearing and told Martin's parents that he was sorry for the loss of their son. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but he claims self-defense. Cable TV news channels carried the bail hearing live.

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Business News

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 5:18 am

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NPR's business news begins with a poor reception for Nokia's new smartphone.

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