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Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.


Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car

A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it.


Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.


Many Sunken Ferry Victims Believed To Be Trapped Below Deck

The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are missing. Bad weather is hampering the efforts.


Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center

David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.


Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.


Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison

Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred.


Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine

Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers.


'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men

Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.


IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain

High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.



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