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4:00am

Wed June 8, 2011
Sports

Mavericks Tie NBA Final At 2 Games Each

Originally published on Wed June 8, 2011 10:22 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

A stellar fourth quarter performance from an ailing Dirk Nowitzki pushed the Dallas Mavericks past the Miami Heat last night. Game Four of the NBA Finals went to Dallas by a score of 86-83. The best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece. NPR's Tom Goldman was at last night's game, he's with us from Dallas. Hi Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN: Good morning.

WERTHEIMER: So how did the Mavericks do it? How were they able to break through against the Heat right at the end?

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4:00am

Wed June 8, 2011
Business

Business News

Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.

4:00am

Wed June 8, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

The arcade video game Pong was cutting edge in 1972. After several deaths and resuscitations, Atari, the company behind Pong, is back again. Atari recently launched an app called Atari's Greatest Hits. It's a collection of classic arcade games — including Asteroids and Battlezone — refitted for mobile screens.

4:00am

Wed June 8, 2011
Economy

Controversial Pension Perk Up For Debate In Philadelphia

A perk that allows government workers in Philadelphia to collect on their pensions before they retire is in jeopardy. Mayor Michael Nutter says the early pensions aren't affordable. But the City Council wants to preserve them.

4:27pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Local

Daily Newspaper Stops Publication

The ten-year-old Denver Daily News is stopping publication. The rising cost of print and declining ad sales were cited as two main reasons behind the move.

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