6:50am

Fri October 7, 2011
Business and the Economy

Breeders Adapt to New Market Realities

ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN REGISTERED FOAL CROP.
The Jockey Club

When the final hammer went down at Keeneland's September yearling sale, almost 3,000 horses had sold, 500 fewer than last year.  However, they sold for over $233-million, which represents an increase of almost 13%.  Plus, the average value of each horse was up 18%. "I've farmed 45 years. We raise tobacco and horse operation. We grow our own hay, our own bedding. We board horses and my brother and I have horses together. We're farmers that love horses,” said horse breeder Frank Penn.

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6:45am

Fri October 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Today's Top Stories: Nobel Peace Prize, September Jobs Report

Good morning.

We've already posted about the top story so far today:

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Women Striving For Peace In Liberia And Yemen

And we're getting ready for what's expected to be the other major news of the morning — the 8:30 a.m. ET announcement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the September unemployment rate and how many jobs were or were not added to payrolls last month.

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4:45am

Fri October 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Nobel Peace Prize About To Be Announced

Originally published on Fri October 7, 2011 11:54 am

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Left to right: Nobel Peace Prize laureates President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Liberian "peace warrior" Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

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Three women who have worked for peace and women's rights in Liberia and Yemen have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, it was just announced at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee and Yemeni protest leader Tawakkul Karman are being honored.

This year's Nobels come with about $1.5 million. That amount will be divided between the three laureates.

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4:29am

Fri October 7, 2011
National Security

Partisan Divide On National Security Shrinks

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney travels to the Citadel in South Carolina to deliver a speech on national security Friday. The issue has traditionally been a bright line between hawks and doves, Republicans and Democrats. But even on this, the third anniversary of President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the politics are no longer clear cut.

4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
World

Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

Originally published on Fri October 7, 2011 10:55 am

Transcript

LYNN NEARY, host: This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host: And I'm Renee Montagne. The winner - or should I say the winners - of the Nobel Peace Prize were unveiled in Oslo earlier this morning. The announcement was made by the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

THJORBORN JAGLAND: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman.

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4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
Economy

Obama Urges Wall Street Protesters To Back Jobs Plan

Loosely-organized protests that began on Wall Street last month have now spread to other cities across the country. President Obama says he understands the frustration conveyed by prostesters. He's trying to channel public anger with Wall Street into support for his own financial policies.

4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
Business

Banks To Raise Debit Card Fees

Lynn Neary talks to Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for "The New York Times," about debit card fees.

4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
Art & Design

Remembering How Steve Jobs Changed The Design World

Apple's Steve Jobs, who died this week after battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer, didn't just change technology. Lynn Neary learns more about the profound legacy Jobs leaves behind on the world of design from John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design.

4:00am

Fri October 7, 2011
NPR Story

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Law

Mortgage rates are now below 4 percent. The average 30 year fixed rate loan is at an all time low. But high unemployment, weak consumer confidence, and tougher standards for getting credit, are keeping many Americans from buying homes.

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