4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Business

Wall Street Pre-Economic Crisis Was 'Dirty Business'

Steve Inskeep talks with George Packer about his latest "New Yorker" article "A Dirty Business." The piece follows the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York during an insider trading case. Packer explores why it's been difficult to build prosecutions directly tied to the financial crisis.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Afghanistan

Fort Drum Residents: It's Time For Troops To Come Home

President Obama travels to Fort Drum in upstate New York on Thursday. The base has sent many troops to Afghanistan over the past decade. Last night, David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio got reaction on the president's speech from people at Fort Drum.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Business

Valvoline Introduces Greener Motor Oil

As drivers get their cars ready for summer road trips, Valvoline is marketing a new, greener car oil. Scott Graf of member station WFAE in Charlotte reports.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Asia

Chinese Artist Released On Bail

A Chinese artist known around the world for his sculptures and conceptual art, has been released on bail by authorities in China. Officials say he was guilty of tax evasion, and that he has agreed to pay the taxes.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Around the Nation

North Dakota Residents Flee Minot's Floodwaters

Some 11,000 people were told to evacuate Minot, North Dakota, yesterday because of flooding. Residents are expecting floodwaters to reach as high as rooftops. For the latest developments there, Renee Montagne talks with reporter Perry Olson.

4:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
Law

Feds Capture Fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger In Calif.

A notorious Boston gangster has been captured by authorities near Los Angeles. James "Whitey" Bulger is on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders. The 81-year-old has been on the run for 16 years.

3:58am

Thu June 23, 2011
National Security

Debate: Did Obama Overstep His Authority In Libya?

The White House says it is confident President Obama has followed the law when it comes to U.S. involvement in Libya. But members of Congress and legal scholars aren't so sure. They're debating whether the president exceeded his authority by not getting approval from Congress.

Nearly 38 years ago, lawmakers passed the War Powers Resolution. Congress directed the White House to get permission within two months of starting hostilities.

But when it came to moving against Libya in April, Obama took an unusual approach. Like a lot of clever lawyers, he found an artful dodge.

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Tracy Samilton covers the auto beat for Michigan Radio. She has worked for the station for 12 years, and started out as an intern before becoming a part-time and, later, a full-time reporter. Tracy's reports on the auto industry can frequently be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as on Michigan Radio. She considers her coverage of the landmark lawsuit against the University of Michigan for its use of affirmative action a highlight of her reporting career.

Tracy graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. Before beginning her journalism career, she spent time working as a legal assistant at various firms in the Ann Arbor area.

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