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Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?

Investors looking for safer and more profitable investments have been buying farmland across the Midwest, and the price of land is rising fast. But some economists say cropland prices can't go up forever and that investors are turning farmland into a bubble.

Can Bipartisanship Save Us From The Fiscal Cliff?

The election is over and the deadline for the so-called "fiscal cliff" is drawing closer. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about how the two relate, and what it could mean for America's economic future.

Word To The Wise: Change Your Twitter Password

The micro-blogging service has warned many users that their accounts may have been "compromised" and that they should immediately create new passwords. While details haven't been released about where the threat is coming from, some users are pointing to China.
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Former Nun Finds Her Stride As Mom, Businesswoman

Grace Steckler joined a convent at 18 — but left at 30 after realizing her chosen path wasn't right for her.


McDonald's Has First Drop In Key Sales Figure Since 2003

Sales at the chain's restaurants that have been open at least 13 months fell 1.8 percent in October. It's the first month-to-month decline for the fast-food giant in that important indicator since April 2003.

Jobless Claims Fell By 8,000 Last Week; Superstorm Sandy Might Be Factor

Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.

Storm Damaged Cars Could Boost Auto Sales

As many as 250,000 cars and trucks damaged when Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast will have to be scrapped, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. The estimate is less than the 325,000 cars ruined by hurricane Katrina.