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Thomas Caplan's new novel features an introduction by former President Bill Clinton, the author's college roommate.

You know it because countless magazines have screamed it at you from the checkout line. Because the gym you walk past every morning is waiving its initiation fee. The holidays are over. It's time to get in shape. So pull on your gym shorts and tighten the laces on your running shoes.

Oh yeah, and don't forget your headphones. You're going to need some motivation, and nothing gets the job done like music. Need proof? We just happen to have some, courtesy of neuroscientist Robert Zatorre, who spoke with Morning Edition's Linda Wertheimer.

In 2008, Richard Bennett had been out of the Marines for nearly three years after being injured in Iraq. That's when he caught the attention of Craig Williams, who was looking for a partner to help expand his successful construction business in Norristown, Pa.

"I had developed a pretty solid construction company, and I wanted a partner," says Williams, 44. "As an African-American businessman, I wanted a young African-American soldier coming home. It seemed like a great opportunity to provide an opportunity."

Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour made his name in music, and now he wants to be president of his homeland.

N'Dour gained an international audience in 1994 with his hit song "Seven Seconds," with Neneh Cherry. He went on to earn a Grammy in 2004 for the album Egypt, becoming one of Africa's most influential and popular singers.

Bloated Pie Fairy Makes Final Flight

Jan 5, 2012

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Next, let's reach for some comfort food - like the banana bread that Martha Stewart made on her TV show with the help of Hugh Jackman.

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Boeing To Close Wichita Defense Plant

Jan 5, 2012

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NPR's business news starts with Kodak fading.

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Stolen E.T. Statue Returned To Owner

Jan 4, 2012

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Obama Wins Iowa's Democratic Caucuses

Jan 4, 2012

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Democrats have been trying to generate some enthusiasm. And last night in Iowa, Democrats also turned out, though Barack Obama faced no opposition.

Here's Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon.

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About 200 miles from Des Moines, the Republican chair of Clinton County was fast asleep as state officials waited for the final votes in the caucuses. As it turns out, the final votes were needed from the second ward, second precinct, the 2-2 in Clinton County.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been considered a front-runner in this race since before the campaign began. Yet, at the end of voting yesterday, he did no better than he had four years earlier.

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NPR's business news with Yahoo's CEO search.

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Dannon Yogurt Ad To Make Super Bowl Debut

Jan 4, 2012

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Our last word in business today is yogurt. Actually, yogurt and beer. Maybe not a combination you want to consider first thing in the morning - or maybe ever - but those two products will be together in this year's Super Bowl.

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A Man. A Van. A Surprising Business Plan.

Jan 4, 2012

We've all been there. Trapped in line at the DMV. Or stuck on hold while trying to call a city agency. It's easy to complain about government bureaucracy. But it's the rare person who sees such inefficiency as a business opportunity.

Meet Adam Humphreys. He lives in New York City, and he wanted to travel to China for a vacation. His bureaucratic hassles with the Chinese consulate launched a whole new business.

Scotch Whisky From A Can?

Jan 3, 2012

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Sought After Hollywood Sword Master Dies

Jan 3, 2012

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