12:25pm

Wed February 13, 2013
NPR Story

Comcast Buys Rest of NBC Universal

Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It's buying the 49 percent stake of NBC Universal that it did not already own for 16.7 billion dollars. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal.

12:07pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Your Money

Can Social Security Make The Leap To E-Banking?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 1:01 pm

Beginning March 1st, many people who receive social security and other federal benefits will no longer receive paper checks. The Treasury Department says sending payments electronically will save nearly a billion dollars. But some experts say it could affect the "un-banked." Host Michel Martin talks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.

12:07pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Did State Of The Union Hit The Mark — Or Not?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 1:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will talk about why the government doesn't want to send you a Social Security or veterans' benefits check anymore. Don't panic. They're going to send you the money. They just don't want to send you a check. We'll tell you why in just a few minutes.

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12:07pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 1:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. First of all, you might be noticing that the program sounds a little bit different today. We are having some technical difficulties that are not allowing us to play some of the music and other elements you're used to hearing. But we're still going to have great conversations.

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11:21am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Salt

Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:32 pm

Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
Haraz Ghanbari AP

Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.

The changes are part of a final settlement announced Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for hospitalizations and deaths among young people.

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10:36am

Wed February 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Born First And Headed For Health Trouble?

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 9:35 am

Firstborns have it good in many ways. But health may not be on the list.
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Firstborn children end up a little taller, smarter and richer than their younger siblings, on average.

But are the eldest kids more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease when they grow up, too?

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10:28am

Wed February 13, 2013
Young and Wiser

New Chattanooga Nonprofit Teaches Life Skills for Young Adults

People aren't born with instruction manuals and the transition from youth to young adult can be pretty tricky.  Young and Wiser is a nonprofit that works with high school and college students to develop life skills leading to success. 

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10:04am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

The State Of The Union In 10 Headlines

President Obama during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Behind him: Vice President Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Pete Marovich EPA /LANDOV

Since what's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered about such speeches, let's look at Wednesday's headlines:

-- NPR's It's All Politics: "Obama To Congress: With Or Without You."

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8:47am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Rubio's Big Drink Gets Big Buzz

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 3:29 pm

He needed to hydrate: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during his address Tuesday.
AP

7:53am

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Sen. Rubio Parched By State Of The Union Response

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 7:58 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Republican Senator Marco Rubio delivered the Republican reply to the State of the Union. In mid-critique, Rubio wanted water but water was out of reach. The senator ducked down, reached off screen, found it, sipped it and resumed. But the Twittersphere had left the building. Water tweets flooded the nation. Rubio tweeted too - a picture of his water bottle. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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