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Credit Rating Upgrade Is Good News For Greece

A day after eurozone lenders finally released about $45 billion in loans to Greece, a top credit agency raised its rating on the country by a six points. It's a rare piece of good news for Greece, which still faces Depression-level unemployment and at least another year of recession.
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Boehner Pushes 'Plan B' To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

The effort to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes of the "fiscal cliff" is taking a detour in the House of Representatives. Negotiations are still underway, but House Speaker John Boehner is also pushing ahead with what he calls "Plan B."
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Day 8 Of 112 Days Of Tax Deductions

Morning Edition continues with its 12 Days of Tax Deductions series which focuses on individual tax deductions, credits and other breaks in the tax code. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report on the state and local income tax deduction - or sales tax deduction for states with no income tax.
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What Does A Gun Debate Mean For Retailers?

Retailers that sell firearms are facing some difficult choices following the Sandy Hook tragedy. One of the largest outlets for firearms, Dick's Sporting Goods, says it is suspending sales of certain kinds of rifles during a "time of national mourning." Wal-Mart has removed a website-listing for a rifle similar to the one used by the gunman.
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Switzerland's UBS To Settle Rate-Rigging Scandal

UBS has agreed to pay some $1.5 billion in fines to international regulators following a probe into the rigging of a key global interest rate. UBS became the second bank, after Britain's Barclays PLC, to settle over the rate-rigging scandal.

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