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4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Mary Louise Kelly has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Business

Wal-Mart Makes A Move Into South Africa

South African regulators have given Wal-Mart approval to buy a controlling stake in retailer Massmart. Liabo Setho, a business reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, tells Renee Montagne there had been huge opposition to the deal from trade unions, suppliers and industry groups.

4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Health

USDA Food Pyramid To Be Replaced By Plate Graphic

Step aside, pyramid. Make way for the plate. The USDA is unveiling its new and improved nutrition guidelines graphic. Its designed to help consumers better visualize what it means to eat healthier.

4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Media

Contractors Abuse Foreigners Who Staff U.S. Wars

An article in the latest issue of The New Yorker focuses on the mistreatment of foreign workers on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reporter Sarah Stillman tells Mary Louise Kelly that workers are enticed overseas by shady contractors, and when the U.S. draws down operations, they're laid off but given no return ticket home.

4:00am

Thu June 2, 2011
Middle East

Al-Qaida Claims Its Involved In Yemen Battles

Increased fighting has been reported in the capital of Yemen. Renee Montagne talks to Les Campbell of the National Democratic Institute about the situation in Yemen.

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