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Goodbye 'Car Talk,' Hello 'Everywhere' Radio? After 35 years of supplying advice and laughter to roughly 3.3 million listeners via 660 radio stations per week, NPR's hit series Car Talk will stop producing new shows this month. The radio talk show, hosted by brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, has been "culturally right up there with Mark Twain and the Marx Brothers," according to Doug Berman, executive producer of Car Talk. But despite the show's 25 years of success and timeless quality, , hosts Tom, 74, and Ray, 63, have decided -- due to their advancing ages -- that it is "time to get even lazier."

Scam Alert: Counterfeit Gold Bars For many Main Street investors, only the physical asset will do. Unfortunately, counterfeiters have found a way to exploit that desire. At least 11 fake Swiss-made gold bars were found after exchanging hands in New York's Diamond District.

Apple's iPad Mini Debut Imminent: Sources Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will begin selling the iPhone 5 in 22 more countries tomorrow. However, now that Apple has released its iPhone 5, investors and Apple enthusiasts will soon begin looking to Apple's next product launch. Many speculate this will be the "iPad Mini."

Why We'll Miss Car Talk: Great Moments From The Show More than their in-depth knowledge of how cars work or their senses of humor, the greatest strength of Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- hosts of NPR's Car Talk -- is the sincere love they both have for cars. A caller named Patricia once began her story by saying, "I have a 1968 Rambler American," which caused Tom to shriek in ecstasy. Ray then asked, sounding half-serious, "Are you looking for a husband? 'Cause my brother is available." This emotional connection to the world of cars - like the one some people have with art or music - is what made the show stand out.

Who's The Winner And Loser In The Apple/Google Maps War? A week into the release of the iPhone 5, the backlash over Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) decision to drop Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Maps and introduce its own less-than-precise mapping application is out in full force.

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