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3:55 am
Thu May 17, 2012

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.

Around the Nation
3:49 am
Thu May 17, 2012

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.

Author Interviews
3:23 am
Thu May 17, 2012

'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.

Europe
2:41 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Greek Voters Unlikely To Switch Austerity Views

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.

Television
1:29 am
Thu May 17, 2012

TV Networks Try To Sell Advertisers On Fall Lineups

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

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene. And let's talk a little TV now. The broadcast networks are all gathered up in New York this week for what's known in the biz as the upfronts. This is when they tout their fall lineups to advertisers with star-studded presentations, trying to get their share of about $9 billion worth of advertising.

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