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8:00am

Sun February 27, 2011
Middle East

Foreigners Flee Libya, If They Can

A massive exodus of foreigners from Libya is taking place. This weekend in Benghazi, ferry boats from Tunisia came to pick up North African nationals and take them out of Libya. But left behind were Africans and Asians, who begged for someone to help evacuate them.

8:00am

Sun February 27, 2011
Business

Automakers Reroute Selling To Younger Drivers

As the car companies get back on their feet, they're finding it harder and harder to attract the youth market.

Twenty-somethings aren't likely to wait for the latest car magazine, and they're less likely to see the latest TV commercial. That's making it harder for carmakers to get eyeballs on their products.

Back in 1959, if you wanted to sell a car, you only needed a car (in this case, a Chevy Impala), a star (in this case, Dinah Shore) and a catchy tune.

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8:00am

Sun February 27, 2011
Media

Libya A Dicey Beat For Reporters

It can be very dangerous work for the journalists involved in covering the civil unrest in the Middle East. Some reporters in Egypt were detained and even assaulted while reporting on the uprising there. But few places have been as tough to cover as Libya, where the country's authoritarian leader, Moammar Gadhafi, is fiercely clinging to power. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's David Folkenflik, who has been tracking the media coverage of the civil unrest in Egypt and Libya.

8:00am

Sun February 27, 2011
Middle East

Egyptian Town Anxiously Awaits Tourists' Return

The political upheaval of Egypt's revolution barely touched the tourist town of Luxor, but the economy was hit hard. Tourists fled the temples, tombs and resorts in the first days of the revolution, and hotels have been virtually empty ever since. Most people in the industry have been laid off, and they're watching desperately as the first tourists begin to show up.

7:47am

Sun February 27, 2011
Politics

As Shutdown Looms, Is Any Solution In Sight?

The federal government will begin shutting down Friday at midnight unless Congress comes up with a stopgap funding measure to replace the current continuing resolution that's about to expire. At issue are some $60 billion in spending cuts, approved by the GOP-led House and deemed too deep by the Democratic-led Senate.

As lawmakers return Monday from recess, they'll try to pass an even shorter-term measure. The idea is to buy time to negotiate — and to avert a shutdown.

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