Takeouts: Greece gets economic deadlines, NBA trade deadline, our dog show winner

The World

BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Greek finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, is attempting to reassure the European Union that his country’s deficit problems are largely under control, but New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us that not everybody’s buying his story.

SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes a look at some possible moves that could happen before Wednesday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline.

DOGS TAKEOUT: After more than a hundred submissions and several days of voting, the listeners’ favorite was clear: a chihuahua named Benny, photographed looking anxious between a pair of Siamese cats. We spoke with the owner and her mother about Benny and the advantages of looking scared in a competition.

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