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Economy

How Offshore Tax Havens Save Companies Billions

Google, Forest Laboratories and other companies shave billions off their taxes by shifting their revenue through countries with lower income tax rates, Bloomberg News reporter Jesse Drucker says.

How Offshore Tax Havens Save Companies Billions

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Comic book nerd Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) encounters an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) after traveling to America for Comic-Con. Double Negative/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Dr. Gregg Bloche says physicians are routinely pushed to be both caregivers and cost-cutters. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Jack Clements, a player on the Philadelphia Quakers, poses at a photography studio in Boston in the days before players carried mitts onto the baseball diamond. Gray/New York Public Library hide caption

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Music Articles

When A Rock Historian Loves Soul Singer Percy Sledge

The master of country soul, Percy Sledge crooned some of the genre's greatest hits, like "When a Man Loves a Woman." Rock historian Ed Ward says a new box set featuring all of Sledge's Atlantic recordings is certainly worth a listen.

When A Rock Historian Loves Soul Singer Percy Sledge

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Tuesday

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Win Win questions just how far small-town lawyer and high school wrestling coach Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti, left) will go to ensure a winning team. He has taken in a client's grandson (Alex Shaffer) — a talented but troubled teen. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Movie Interviews

'Win-Win': Tom McCarthy Wrestles With Morals

Director and screenwriter Tom McCarthy's film Win-Win stars Paul Giamatti as a high school wrestling coach struggling with a moral dilemma. McCarthy, a former wrestler himself, explains why he left the mats in high school and turned to improv comedy.

'Win-Win': Tom McCarthy Wrestles With Morals

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Anne Roiphe was a National Book Award finalist for Fruitful and is also the author of Up the Sandbox. She has written for Vogue, Elle, The New York Times and other news organizations, and lives in New York City. Mary Ellen Mark hide caption

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Judy Garland (center) starred in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me in St. Louis. She sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to her sister, played by Margaret O'Brien, who was upset that her father wants to move the family to New York City. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Music Articles

Remembering 'Christmas' Songwriter Hugh Martin

Songwriter Hugh Martin, who co-wrote the classic song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for Judy Garland's 1944 movie, Meet Me in St. Louis died on Friday. He was 96. Fresh Air remembers Martin with highlights from a 1989 interview.

Remembering 'Christmas' Songwriter Hugh Martin

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Defendants in the "Operation Family Secrets" trial included Frank Calabrese Sr. (clockwise from left), Joey Lombardo, Anthony Doyle, Paul Shiro and James Marcello. The men are pictured during an Aug. 15, 2007, court hearing in Chicago. Verna Sadock/AP hide caption

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Dr. John: A New Orleans Legend In The Hall Of Fame

Five-time Grammy winner Mac Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2011 class. In 1986, Rebennack joined Terry Gross for a conversation about his early days performing in the New Orleans club scene.

Dr. John: A New Orleans Legend In The Hall Of Fame

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Darlene Love: A Background Singer Takes The Spotlight

Love sang background vocals on some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, including "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Johnny Angel." On March 14, Love will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Fresh Air honors the vocalist with excerpts from a 1988 interview.

Darlene Love: A Background Singer Takes The Spotlight

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Neil Diamond: A 'Solitary Man' Enters The Hall Of Fame

Adult-contemporary music legend Neil Diamond will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. Fresh Air celebrates the best-selling singer-songwriter with highlights from a 2005 interview.

Neil Diamond: A 'Solitary Man' Enters The Hall Of Fame

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In Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy, Juliette Binoche plays a gallery owner who pretends a British author, played by William Shimell, is her husband for an afternoon. "If you love the idea that our relationships are fluid, the movie will ping-pong around your mind for days," says David Edelstein. /IFC Films hide caption

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Mikael Persbrandt stars in Susanne Bier's In A Better World as a doctor struggling both with his work in a strife-plagued refugee camp and with his relationships (Trine Dyrholm plays his wife) at home in Denmark. Per Arnesen/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Filmmaker Susanne Bier, Seeking 'A Better World'

The Danish film In a Better World won the 2011 Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. Director Susanne Bier explains how stories about her family's escape from the Holocaust inform her work.

Filmmaker Susanne Bier, Seeking 'A Better World'

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Knust writes that "the story of the garden of Eden is the second of two creation stories, the first of which offers quite a different picture of male-female creation, one in which God creates humankind all at once." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Religion

'Unprotected Texts': The Bible On Sex And Marriage

Pastor Jennifer Knust says that the Bible shouldn't be used as a guidebook for marriage or sexuality because passages related to sex, monogamy, homosexuality and gender roles are more complex and nuanced than popular culture has led us to believe.

'Unprotected Texts': The Bible On Sex And Marriage

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Old-Time Sounds On 'Heirloom Music'

Gilmore travels back to the 1930s for inspiration on his forthcoming album. The Texas singer talks about his songs and his upcoming performance at the 2011 South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Old-Time Sounds On 'Heirloom Music'

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Trading Wall Street For Life In A Monastery

Henry Quinson was a very successful currency trader when, at the age of 27, he walked away from his comfortable life and joined a rural monastery in France. He shares his story and explains how he became an adviser for the 2010 French film Of Gods and Men.

Trading Wall Street For Life In A Monastery

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On '21,' Adele's Voice Is Wise Beyond Her Years

Adele won two Grammys in 2009 for her debut album, 19. She's just released her second album, 21, which was recorded when she was that age. (She's now 22.) Rock critic Ken Tucker says it's Adele's voice, even more than her material, that makes her special.

On '21,' Adele's Voice Is Wise Beyond Her Years

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Striking air traffic controllers stand on a picket line as an airliner taxis on the runway behind them at New York's La Guardia Airport, Aug. 6, 1981. Dave Pickoff/AP Photo hide caption

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Sam Chwat worked for three months with Robert De Niro (pictured) before filming started on the 1991 Martin Scorsese film Cape Fear. Universal/Photofest hide caption

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Angels Play The Harp, Printup Plays The Trumpet

Marcus Printup isn't the first trumpeter to combine the trumpet and the harp. It's long been an instrument where jazz women could make their mark. A Time for Love is a quiet and cozy album with Printup's wife, harpist Riza Hequibal, but it's never dull.

Angels Play The Harp, Printup Plays The Trumpet

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Robert and Dayna Baer know how to scan a crowd for assassins and how to escape if someone ambushes their vehicle. As CIA operatives, they lived in dangerous locations, learned several foreign languages and were trained in paramilitary operations. Tara Whitney/Crown hide caption

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A Covert Affair: When CIA Agents Fall In Love

Former CIA operatives Robert and Dayna Baer met on the job and fell in love. They talk about their relationship and some of their assignments in The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story.

A Covert Affair: When CIA Agents Fall In Love

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'Sweet Smell Of Success': Gossip With A Cutting Edge

The classic 1957 film about the gossip industry has been remastered and rereleased on DVD and Blu-Ray. Critic John Powers says the movie's Manhattan is a "seamy, deglamorized world in which small men destroy lives to make themselves big."

'Sweet Smell Of Success': Gossip With A Cutting Edge

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Alice Cooper: The Gentle Man Behind The Shock Rocker

Shock rocker Alice Cooper is a member of the incoming class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2007, he spoke to Terry Gross about the creation of the Alice Cooper persona, his early stage shows and his vaudevillian humor.

Alice Cooper: The Gentle Man Behind The Shock Rocker

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Tom Waits: A Raspy Voice Heads To The Hall Of Fame

On March 14, Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fresh Air honors the gritty vocalist with highlights from a 2002 interview, in which he discussed his musical influences and his longtime collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Brennan.

Tom Waits: A Raspy Voice Heads To The Hall Of Fame

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Steve Ells (from left), Bobby Flay, Lorena Garcia and Curtis Stone are the investors and judges on NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant. NBC hide caption

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'Next Great Restaurant': Delicious Reality TV

February sweeps ended Wednesday, so most broadcast networks are back to reruns and reality shows. TV critic David Bianculli says that one of the reality shows, NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant, is much better than the rest — and makes him hungry for more.

'Next Great Restaurant': Delicious Reality TV

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The monks' decision to remain in Algeria leads to their eventual kidnapping and murder, but director Xavier Beauvois wisely focuses on what preceded their faith-based sacrifice. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Of Gods And Men': A Moving Test Of Faith

Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men is inspired by the true story of seven French monks working in Algeria, who were kidnapped in 1996 during the Algerian Civil War and later executed. Film critic David Edelstein says the stark drama is both powerful and perceptive.

'Of Gods And Men': A Moving Test Of Faith

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