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Planet Money
4:03 am
Fri September 21, 2012

The Downside Of Tax Havens? Paperwork.

Unbelizable and Delawho? company documents, along with our official company stamp.
Lam Thuy Vo NPR

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 3:44 pm

We were curious how hard it would be to set up an offshore company, so this summer we bought two. We at Planet Money are now the proud owners of "Unbelizable Inc." in Belize and "Delawho? LLC" in Delaware. The whole process was quick and easy.

At least that's how it seemed at first — until we got an email from David Buckley, a tax lawyer at Rogin Nassau, telling us we had just walked into an IRS sinkhole.

Buckley described it as "a minefield of U.S. tax obligations," and he said he was worried about me. (The companies are in my name.)

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Shots - Health Blog
3:36 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Swedes Perform Pioneering Uterine Transplants; Americans Not Far Behind

A surgical team with Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, performs the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplant.
Johan Wingborg University of Gothenburg

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 9:39 am

A Swedish medical team has transplanted uteruses from two women in their 50s to their daughters. Meanwhile, Shots has learned that an Indiana group is recruiting women willing to undergo womb transplants in this country.

"We could go ahead tomorrow if we found the perfect candidate," Dr. Giuseppe Del Priore told Shots.

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Europe
3:35 am
Fri September 21, 2012

A Stiletto, A Lamppost And The Soul Of Berlin

Berlin's lampposts bristle with fliers and notices, and Berliners read them avidly. For one resident, the lamps were a natural place to turn when she lost a beloved shoe.
Esme Nicholson NPR

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Something horrible has happened in Berlin.

You won't see it on TV or in the newspaper, but I know about it. So do my neighbors.

That's because there's a lamppost on our street, festooned with a note that reads, "A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT HAS HAPPENED." And naturally, once you see a note like that, you have to find out more.

As it turns out, the note was written by 29-year-old Maira Becke. But before I reveal her calamity, I must first explain the significance of lamp posts here in Berlin.

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StoryCorps
2:16 am
Fri September 21, 2012

College Student Recalls High School Homelessness

John Horan was dean at the charter school where Tierra Jackson was a struggling student. Part of the reason she struggled: Jackson was homeless.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 6:04 am

When Tierra Jackson was in high school, she was struggling. She kept getting yelled at for being late to school.

What most of her teachers and administrators didn't know was the reason for her tardiness: Jackson was homeless. Her mother was in and out of prison. She and her brother were living with her aunt and cousins. All seven of them shared a single room in one of Chicago's homeless shelters, a long bus ride from her school.

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New England News
7:22 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Senator Brown, Warren Gear Up For First Debate

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts voters are getting a chance to size up Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in a live televised debate.

The Thursday match-up is the first of four planned debates.

The WBZ-TV debate could help voters begin to sort through a flurry of claims and counterclaims that the two candidates have hurled at each other in television ads and press releases.

Brown has tried to frame Warren as an out-of-touch academic who's determined to raise taxes and undermine free enterprise.

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Sports
7:20 am
Thu September 20, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Bill Kostroun AP

Andy Pettitte didn't miss a beat when he took the mound for the first time since breaking a bone near his left ankle on June 27. The 40-year-old left-hander scattered four hits over five shutout innings in the Yankees' 4-2 victory over Toronto in the opener of a day-night doubleheader in New York. The Yanks won the nightcap, 2-1. Ichiro Suzuki went 7-for-8 in the doubleheader, driving in the winning run in the second game. The Yanks have a half-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East after Baltimore completed a three-game sweep in Seattle, winning yesterday 3-1.

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New York News
7:18 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Ballot Count Begins in NY GOP Primary Races

Senator Stephen Saland

Election officials are set to begin counting hundreds of absentee ballots that could decide the political careers of two Republican senators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.

The count will decide if Sens. Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie and Roy McDonald of Saratoga County will advance to the general election in November.

The tally begins Thursday, but may not be completed and could be subject to challenge.

Saland faces Neil DiCarlo of Brewster in the 41st District primary in the lower Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Cleanup, Assessment Underway Following Flooding

The hamlet of Livingston Manor is devastated again. This week’s flash flood washed out bridges and damaged over two dozen homes.

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther called the governor’s office and toured the devastation with state Transportation and Environmental Conservation officials and representatives of FEMA.  She said the residents of the hamlet can’t go on like this with repeated massive flooding.

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Hudson Valley News
7:12 am
Thu September 20, 2012

SUNY Colleges to Share Worker Retraining Grants

SUNY Ulster would get the largest share, over $580,000, among six Hudson Valley region colleges
Hank Gross

Six community colleges in the Hudson Valley are included in a consortium of 30 SUNY two-year schools that will receive $14.6 million to fund worker training and education programs that will help unemployed workers learn skills essential to securing local jobs in emerging industries.

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WAMC News
6:58 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

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