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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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Business
1:29 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Foreclosures Are Down For Third Straight Month

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

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with some good news for the housing market.

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GREENE: Home foreclosures in the United States are down for the third straight month, according to the foreclosure listing from RealtyTrack. Nationwide, a new RealtyTrack report finds foreclosure rates in April were down 14 percent over last year, hitting the lowest monthly level in nearly in five years. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Business
1:29 am
Thu May 17, 2012

The Last Word In Business

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.

Europe
12:31 am
Thu May 17, 2012

'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro

People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 7:46 am

Euros are being drained out of Greek banks at a rate of up to $1 billion a day this week. In the wake of the country's election turmoil, depositors are nervous about the heightened possibility of a Greek exit from the euro. If that were to happen, euros left in Greek banks could be worth much less than euros outside the country.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:30 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Alaska Targets An Old Foe: Tuberculosis

Dr. Michael Cooper
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 5:36 am

Dr. Michael Cooper cringes when he thinks about the time he was a family practice doctor working in Kotzebue, Alaska.

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