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Hudson Valley News
7:39 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Dutchess County Discusses Banning Hydrofracking Brine

The Dutchess County proposal is identical to one signed by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein (above) a few weeks ago
Hank Gross

Dutchess County legislators began the discussion into the possibility of banning the use of hydrofracking brine, the by-product of the drilling process to harvest natural gas from underground shale formations, on county roads.

The resolution, which was discussed at the Government Services Committee of the county legislature on Thursday, was sponsored by Legislator Joel Tyner.

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New York News
7:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

DiNapoli Confirms Ethics Commission Seeks Records Relating to Lopez

Bryan Pace AP

 New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has confirmed the state's ethics commission has asked him to retain certain records involving a sexual harassment scandal in the Assembly.

That appears to show the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is investigating the $103,000 secret settlement using public money to end sexual harassment accusations against Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

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Business
7:32 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Wahahah Founder Laughs All The Way To The Bank

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:15 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business comes from China, and the word is: Wahaha. That's the name of China's third-largest beverage company. It sells soda, juice and other bottled drinks.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The name means laughing children. It turned out the man who runs it is the one with the most to laugh about.

INSKEEP: Zong Qing Hou is now the richest man in China, according to Bloomberg billionaire's index, which calculated his net worth to be $21.6 billion.

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Sports
7:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Pitcher David Phelps was called for a balk last night in the Yankees' 10-6 loss to Baltimore
Nick Wass AP

The resilient Baltimore Orioles regained a share of first place in the American League East, recovering from losing a five-run lead to club the Yankees 10-6 at Camden Yards. The Oriole’s four-run first inning went unanswered until the eighth when the Yanks began to show signs of a true first place team bringing in five runs. Baltimore returned the favor with four of their own in the bottom of the inning.

The Mets and Red Sox were both off yesterday. The Mets will host the Braves all weekend, Boston hosts Toronto and the Yankees get three more in Baltimore.

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WAMC News
7:11 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Nation's Washington reporter on Obama's acceptance speech

George Zornick

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with George Nornick, Washington reporter for The Nation magazine, who has been covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

WAMC Programs
6:59 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Tim Drawbridge

WNYT's Time Drawbridge delivers his morning forecast. 

Business
6:12 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:15 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with strike two.

Business
6:12 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Amazon Rolls Out Its New Kindle E-Readers

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:15 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

A new line of tablet readers is at the top of NPR's business news.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: They come from Amazon, which is rolling out its latest Kindle e-readers. They are faster, we're told, as well as cheaper. And as NPR's Steve Henn reports, they're aimed squarely at the youngest members of the family.

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Election 2012
4:46 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Obama Wants 4 More Years To Fix Nation's Problems

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:15 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

As he accepted his party's nomination for a second term last night, President Obama said that building a better future will take him more time.

MONTAGNE: The president told his supporters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte that the progress he'd made so far would be reversed if Mitt Romney won the White House.

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Around the Nation
4:39 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Vermont Town Divided Over Hosting Air Force's F-35s

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 11:03 am

Many air bases across the country are clamoring to get the next generation of fighter jets. But the Burlington, Vt. area is bitterly divided over being one of the Air Force's preferred locations. Some residents say there are enough problems already with the F-16s — like noise.

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