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3:55am

Thu May 17, 2012
Business

Skechers To Settle FTC Complaint

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Skechers will pay more than $40 million to settle charges that the company made unfounded claims about its shape-up shoes. The FTC says the marketing was deceptive.

3:49am

Thu May 17, 2012
Around the Nation

Director John Waters Hitches A Ride With Indie Band

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

The Baltimore legend is known for his pencil-thin mustache, and for movies like Hairspray. He's said in interviews he enjoys hitchhiking. Recently, the band Here We Go Magic tweeted photos of him in their van.

3:23am

Thu May 17, 2012
Author Interviews

'Patriot Of Persia' Revisits 1953 CIA Coup In Iran

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Christopher de Bellaigue about his book Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup.

3:23am

Thu May 17, 2012
Business

Would You Pay $1,500 For A Hot Dog?

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

The hot dog is topped with lobster tail, contains safron aioli and is covered in gold dust. Four of the expensive dogs have been sold, and the proceeds donated to charity.

1:29am

Thu May 17, 2012
Europe

European Reaction To Greece

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

John Peet, Europe editor of The Economist in London, talks to David Greene about European reaction to heightened speculation that Greece may leave the eurozone. Next month, voters are likely to back parties that want to tear up the IMF-EU bailout deal.

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