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And today's last word in business. "Like A Rolling Stone" - the only handwritten copy of that famous Bob Dylan song about a person down on his luck, sold at auction this week to someone who clearly isn't.

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The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a new study that focuses on the current and future effects of climate change on everything from jobs, to crop yields, to energy production.

Though the study presents no new climate science, it paints a dire picture of the business and economic effects if action isn't taken, including crop yields that fall by more than 70 percent in the Midwest and billions of dollars' worth of property literally underwater on the East Coast.

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Next, let's try to make sense of the warring sides in Iraq. Sunni Muslim extremists have captured much of that country. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was in Baghdad yesterday seeking ways to help the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government.

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And our last word in Business today is a thriller.

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Or is it a coming-of-age novel?

INSKEEP: Well actually, it's a case of mistaken identity. "Joyland" is the title of bestseller Stephen King's new book.

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NPR's Business News starts with a powerful merger. Consolidation among the companies that feed our electrical grid is continuing with a proposed deal between two power utilities in the Midwest. Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

CHUCK QUIRMBACH, BYLINE: Milwaukee-based We Energies says its proposal to buy Chicago-based Integrys for $9 billion is a good fit. We Energies' vice president Rick White says the number of publicly traded electric utilities has been shrinking.

With its large sand dunes, rivers, big lakes and seas, Saturn's biggest moon is one of the most Earth-like planetary bodies in the solar system. But Titan is no place to call home.

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