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Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

Much of what Americans learned from the news media Friday about the events in Newtown was wrong. Journalists know early accounts of crisis events are often misleading and incomplete, but often are compelled to pursue them without waiting for authoritative confirmation.
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The Downsides Of Living In An Oil Boomtown

The population explosion in Williston, N.D., has been a blessing and a curse for many local businesses. Stores and restaurants are struggling to find workers because they can't compete with what most oil jobs pay. Plus, there's now a day care shortage, and housing costs have skyrocketed.
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Investors Shun Gun Makers As Gun-Control Talk Increases

Share prices for gun makers were down when the stock market closed Monday, on an otherwise positive trading day. Despite an election-season spike in revenue, investors now seem concerned about the long-term outlook for restrictions on gun sales.
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John Mackey: "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business"

The co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market argues there is inherent good in capitalism: An ethically grounded blueprint for a new system for doing business.

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Girls, Boys And Toys: Rethinking Stereotypes In What Kids Play With

A New Jersey teenager who launched a campaign to get Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven is expected to meet with the toy company Monday afternoon. Her campaign seems to be part of heightened gender messaging awareness in toys this holiday season.
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Why Not Raise Capital Gains Taxes?

As a part of the series, "Why Not," Tell Me More is looking at policies that were once untouchable but now may be on the table. Today, NPR Correspondent Tamara Keith and Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown dig into the pros-and-cons of raising taxes on capital gains and dividends.
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Calif. Woman To Inherit $7 Million In Gold Coins

A cleaning crew found the coins after the death of a reclusive man in Carson City, Nevada, earlier this year. When the man was found to have no relatives in the area, researchers followed the trail to a teacher in California. She just needs certification from a judge to claim the chunk of change.

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