12:27pm

Tue February 7, 2012
Business and the Economy

Ford Hiring at LOU Plant Soon Starts

Ford Motor Company will soon begin filling spots at the Louisville Assembly Plant to maintain two full-time production shifts to build the new 2013 Escape. “We just finished with our preproduction builds. We’re right now doing all the work stations and everything else and probably most of the maintenance guys are going through orientations on some of the transference, finishing them up,” said Steve Stone, the local United Auto Workers’ bargaining chairman.

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12:24pm

Tue February 7, 2012
All Politics are Local

Barr Elevated to ‘Young Guns’ Program

The National Republican Congressional Committee has raised the profile of Kentucky 6th congressional district race by elevating GOP challenger Andy Barr, who is hoping to face Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler again this fall.

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12:22pm

Tue February 7, 2012
State Capitol

Continuing Concerns over National Foreclosure Settlement

More than 40 U.S. states have agreed to a nationwide settlement over foreclosure abuses. The deal would force the five largest mortgage lenders to reduce loans for about 1 million households. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway questions the settlement, saying he still has concerns about how mortgage loans are recorded and mortgage-backed securities. 

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Millenium of Music on Classic 102.1

Millennium of Music is the world's longest running program featuring early music. It can be heard across the nation on public radio and Sirius XM satellite radio. Host and producer Robert Aubry Davis regularly presents music from major European music festivals and produces specials for Public Radio International.

11:34am

Tue February 7, 2012
Author Interviews

The Risks And Rewards Of Practicing Yoga

Five people on a beach stand in the warrior pose.
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Twenty million people practice yoga in the United States. William Broad, a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer for The New York Times, is one of them. Broad started doing yoga as a freshman in college in 1970 and has been practicing ever since.

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11:25am

Tue February 7, 2012
The Two-Way

'Year Of The Dragon' Means It's 'Year Of The Baby' Too

Originally published on Thu February 9, 2012 10:19 am

Yu Qiuyan (right) held her newborn baby girl Li Muhua, as father Li Wanhong (left) and a relative stood by in Beijing on January 26.
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There's been more than enough grim news this morning. How about something lighter?

The Los Angeles Times catches up with the every-12-years story that since it's the "Year of the Dragon" in the zodiac cycle that means "in Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian communities across the world" this is thought to be an especially fortunate time to have a baby.

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