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It sounds like an episode of Star Trek. Come to think of it, there is "enterprise" at stake...

It's a wonk-y concept with a Trekkie-sounding name: The Volcker Rule. As in Paul Volcker, the President's new economic recovery advisor. The Volcker Rule is about limiting the size and risk exposure of US banks. If it seems Volcker is prepared to go where no man in this administration has gone before. Republican Senator Judd Gregg cautions against comparing the former regulator to Obama's current team.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
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New Cuba Relationship Could Be A Boon For American Farmers

Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
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Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

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