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Tue February 12, 2013
The Last Word In Business
Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 4:13 am
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Let's talk about another high-profile job vacancy - this one for pontiff. Now that Pope Benedict has said he'll step down, everyone is wondering who will replace him. Our last word in business today: holy bookmakers.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Gambling houses have placed odds on who might become the next leader of the Catholic world. At the top of the list of frontrunners are men not from Europe. Names like Ghana's Cardinal Peter Turkson and Canada's Cardinal Marc Ouellette, both popular choices among the bookmakers.
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WERTHEIMER: If you're looking for a higher risk and reward, you can bet on the rock star Bono. His odds are 1,000 to one, according to the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
And that is the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.