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Was It A Good Year To Be In The Stock Market?

David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Steve Inskeep about the bumpy year the stock market had in 2011. And they discuss what the new year might have in store for investors.
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Why Year's End May Be A Good Time To Buy A Car

Seven of the best days to buy a new car are in December. The year is almost over, and there is a last-minute push for big car sales.
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China To End Breaks For Foreign Automakers

Bloomberg News reports Beijing will stop encouraging investment from outside companies with tax breaks and other incentives. A Chinese official said the move was to allow for healthy development of its own car market. It also comes amid a sharp slowdown in car sales there.
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Oprah Winfrey Network Still Finding Its Footing

Oprah Winfrey gave up her coveted spot as the queen of daytime talk to start a cable network. A year after its launch, however, OWN is struggling. Winfrey hopes a show of her own will boost viewership, but admits that running the network is much harder than she anticipated.
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Fla.'s Economic Pain, Anger Could Shape 2012 Race

It's once again poised to play an important role in the presidential election, but Florida is a very different state than it was four years ago. Reeling from the housing collapse and high unemployment, voters are feeling the pinch and are angry at what's happening in Washington.
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Coconut Water Companies Sell Image, Not Taste

For people who see soda as a sugary poison and fruit juices as loaded with calories, coconut water evokes glowing, healthy people.
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Happy Holidays? Indeed, For Some Stuck At Work

Around half of workers said they'd be in the office during the week between Christmas and New Year's. For those who come in, it's a great time to tidy up or catch up with coworkers. And the paycheck isn't bad: "[You] need a wheelbarrow to take it to the bank," says one holiday worker.

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