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    This New Year, Resolve To Improve Your Credit

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    Personal finance experts say the start of a new year is the perfect time to check your credit report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tell Me More regular 'Money Coach' Alvin Hall about what to look for and how to boost your credit in 2012.
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    Is D.C. The Butt Of The Joke Or A Comedy Powerhouse?

    Humor isn't often the subject of scientific inquiry, but the results of a new "humor algorithm" devised by the University of Colorado ranks D.C. among the funniest cities in the country.

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    Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

    Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.
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    Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

    The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "Guns Everywhere Bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
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    Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

    Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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