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3:21pm

Tue December 23, 2014
Around the Nation

FDA Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 5:26 pm

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3:21pm

Tue December 23, 2014
Movies

How To Compose Music For A Movie About Music

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 5:28 pm

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4:50pm

Mon December 22, 2014
All Tech Considered

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:51 pm

Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartphones. But some customers say that retail stores, such as MetroPCS, aren't always clear about the lease terms up front.
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If you visit a local strip mall or downtown shopping street, it's not hard to find a store where customers can lease-to-own. That is, you can pay over time and eventually, after some chunky fees, a flat screen TV or living room set is yours.

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4:50pm

Mon December 22, 2014
NPR Story

North Korea Has Severe Internet Outage After Days Of Instability

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 6:29 pm

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4:36pm

Mon December 22, 2014
On Aging

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 4:50 pm

More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60.
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This is the season for generosity — and for con artists who take advantage of it.

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to scams; more than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60, according to the FTC. But now there are products on the market designed to protect seniors' nest eggs.

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