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Is Congress Making A 'Fiscal Bluff'?

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Lawmakers and President Obama are expected to return to Washington Thursday to resume efforts at averting the fiscal cliff. Lawmakers failed to reach a deal late last week and went home for the holiday break. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad for a look at the last-minute options.
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Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.
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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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Supreme Court Gives McDonnell Freedom — For Now

Embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell does not have to trade his business suit for prison stripes, at least not yet.
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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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