"Personal income increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4 percent," in September from August, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says, while "personal consumption expenditures" — consumer spending — rose 0.8 percent.
Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:04 am
It is autumn, and where I live the leaves are peaking; there is a riot of them everywhere, narrow ones, broad ones, droopy ones, crunchy ones. Leaves come in so many shapes, hues, textures — the closer you look, the more differences you see. Botanists have names for every leaf type, and clumped together, says writer Robert Dunn, they sound like free verse poetry ...
Many of my all-time favorite novels have a common (if slightly unsettling) thread: They feature an unreliable narrator at the helm. The term was popularized in the 1960s by the literary critic Wayne C. Booth, but the unreliable narrator herself has been around at least as long as the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales. An unreliable narrator is one who tells a tale with compromised credibility, whether the narrator herself understands that or not. The reader usually finds this out only slowly, as cracks in the narrator's version of events begin to appear.
Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 11:33 am
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One of the things I love about electronic music is the omnipotence of the producer. The spectrum of sounds possible with modern computer software is mind-boggling. Almost anything can happen.
British producer Andy Stott has been at the vanguard of exploring these new possibilities. In the early 2000s, the Manchester artist crafted some of the most gorgeous and inventive techno on the planet, but over the past few years, he's experimented with lower frequencies — much lower.
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the World Series' most valuable player. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/25/163611545/boom-boom-boom-kung-fu-panda-joins-elite-club-with-three-homers">He hit three home runs in Game 1</a>.
Coyotes have moved into the Boston suburb of Belmont, Mass. The Boston Globe says they've lost their fear of humans because people feed them. So, Belmont is training volunteers for coyote hazing. Their job is to harass coyotes — shouting at them, throwing objects their way, even squirting them with water hoses.
Broken and non-functional traffic lights hang over an intersection in Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday.
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Raymond Souza carries away a ladder after boarding up a gift shop on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Del. President Obama and Gov. Romney have cancelled campaign events on Monday in anticipation of the superstorm.
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Rough surf breaks over the beach in Cape May, N.J.
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Washington, D.C. is bracing for heavy rains and high winds as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
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Terry Robinson checks on his flooded trailer at an RV park in Kitty Hawk, N.C. as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on Monday.
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Peter Cusack, center, and Mel Bermudez walk their dogs along the Brooklyn waterfront as Hurricane Sandy advances on New York City. The storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets.
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Al Daisey walks in the flood water in front of his home in Fenwick Island, Del.
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A satellite image of Hurricane Sandy as it approaches the East Coast at 10:40 a.m. on Monday.
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The closed New York Stock Exchange is barricaded with sand bags on Monday. The core of Sandy's force is supposed to hit the New York area Monday night.
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Key West, Florida has seen its share of hurricanes. But as Sandy passed well to the east, residents of the island completed their annual Fantasy Fest. The theme was A-Conch-Alypse, you know, the apocalypse but with conch shells. A parade included floats with alien invaders and a post-apocalyptic zombie ghost town. One float featured a zombie presidential election with advocates for zombie care and a candidate named Eaton D. Brains. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
In the closely contested battleground state of Florida, the Obama campaign is trying to drive up the number of votes from its base. A key mechanism is the network of black churches throughout the state.