Mon September 12, 2011

Bank Of America Tries To Right Acquisition Wrongs

A worker sweeps in front of a Bank of America branch in Chicago. On Monday, the bank announced plans to lay off 30,000 employees, or about 10 percent of its staff, over the next few years.
Scott Olson Getty Images

The nation's largest bank said Monday that it will cut 30,000 jobs over the next few years. Bank of America has been plagued by losses after buying the home lender Countrywide, and many investors have lost faith in the bank, driving its stock down 50 percent this year.

Meanwhile, Bank of America has been selling off parts of its business to raise more capital.

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Mon September 12, 2011
The Road Back To Work

The Road Back To Work: Randy Howland

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Whitney Curtis for NPR

Randy Howland, 51, is glad to be working again. He spent four months at the end of 2011 searching for work, again, the second time in one calendar year.

He's working in collections for a financial institution, working with people who are behind on their mortgages. He gathers information and figures out what opportunities there might be for a loan modification or refinance.

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Mon September 12, 2011

Potential Greek Default Worries European Politicians

Deepening concerns that debt-troubled Greece may default — and increasingly strident comments by several politicians in Germany about that possibility — helped send European markets sharply lower on Monday, raising worries about the sector's health.

The Stoxx 50 index of blue-chip European shares dropped 2.6 percent, with many of the continent's leading financial groups, such as Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, at one point falling as much as 11 percent on worries over their exposure to potentially bad European debt.

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Mon September 12, 2011

Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

Dressy and juicy: Jan Maxwell plays socialite and former showgirl Phyllis Rogers Stone, one of four deeply unhappy characters at the show's center.
Joan Marcus

Make no mistake: With a cast of more than 40, Follies is a really big show. The legendary musical takes place on the stage of a Broadway theater, at a reunion of former showgirls, with a domestic drama unfolding in the present while the stage is literally filled with ghosts from the past.

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Mon September 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Poll: Americans' Concern About Food Safety Drops


After the wave of illnesses tied to organic sprouts in Europe earlier this year, we figured the time was right to check in again on how Americans feel about the safety of food in this country.

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Mon September 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Same Plant, New Month: Cargill Ground Turkey Recall, Take 2

Originally published on Tue September 13, 2011 1:05 pm

Honeysuckle White is one of 3 brands of ground turkey being recalled.

Food giant Cargill initiated another ground turkey recall over the weekend.

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Mon September 12, 2011
It's All Politics

Tea Party White House Debate Question: Can Romney, Bachmann Rebound?

A worker cleans the stage for Monday evening's Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express, Sept. 12, 2011.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Hard on the heels of last week's Republican presidential candidate in which Texas Gov. Rick Perry made his first appearance, comes another gathering, this one hosted by the Tea Party Express and carried by CNN Monday night at 8 pm ET.

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Mon September 12, 2011

11 Injured in School Bus Wreck

Bowling Green students who were riding a bus involved in an accident are transferred today to another bus with the help of Bowling Green firefighters at Russellville Road and Veterans Memorial Lane. Several students were transported to an area hospital.
Joe Imel The Daily News

An adult and 10 children were injured Monday morning when a Bowling Green Independent Schools bus collided with a car at Russellville Road and Campbell Lane. City schools Bus 4, loaded with about 50 children and bound for Bowling Green Junior High School, was traveling west on Russellville Road when it attempted to make a left turn onto Campbell Lane and collided with a car driven by Paula Borden, 42, of Bowling Green, Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. Borden and seven children were taken by ambulance to The Medical Center. The parents of three other children also took their children to the emergency room for treatment, officials said. No one was seriously injured, Bowling Green schools spokeswoman Leslie Peek said.

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Mon September 12, 2011
Music Interviews

Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.
Thomas S. England Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Bill Monroe, known as the "Father of Bluegrass Music," was born 100 years ago this week in rural Kentucky. He influenced early country music and rock 'n' roll, as well as the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre he created — bluegrass.

William Smith Monroe was a man of few words, but he opened up to fellow bluegrass musician Alice Gerrard, who recorded him in 1969.

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Mon September 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

Employers Watch Bridge Traffic

Humana and UPS both say they’ll continue to monitor the effect the Sherman Minton Bridge closure has on their operations. Humana has around 1,900 Southern Indiana employees, most of whom work in Louisville, said Humana spokesman Marvin Hill. While it’s still too early to determine how many employees’ schedules will be affected, Hill said Humana will be listening to employees to make necessary changes to operations in the coming days.

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