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Our last word in business comes from New York, where Occupy Wall Street protesters are still occupying a park in Lower Manhattan.

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MONTAGNE: That drama has caught the eyes of some reality show producers.

Walmart To Cut Back On Employee Healthcare

Oct 21, 2011

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NPR's business news starts with Wal-Mart cutting back on employee health care.

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Japan's Uniqlo Eyes Manhattan, And More

Oct 21, 2011

At the same time that Gap is closing 20 percent of its stores, a big Japanese clothing retailer called Uniqlo plans to open hundreds of shops in the U.S. Uniqlo is sort of like the Gap of Japan: The low-priced casual clothing retailer has been around since the 1980s, but sales are flattening out in its home market so the company is looking overseas for growth.

The U.S. is at the heart of its strategy, according to the head of Uniqlo's U.S. operation, Shin Odake.

In 1953, A.P. Tureaud Jr. enrolled as a freshman at Louisiana State University, becoming the school's first and only black undergraduate that year. His family had filed a lawsuit on his behalf, after his first application to the school was rejected because of his race. And, as Tureaud remembers, life on the campus in Baton Rouge was a challenge.

Tureaud, 75, talked about the experience with his friend, Steven Walkley, 62.

Giant Cellphone Bill Shocks Florida Woman

Oct 20, 2011

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There might be no bluegrass music as we know it without Wade Mainer, who died Monday at his home in Flint, Mich., Sept. 12 at age 104.

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