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Are 'Fiscal Cliff' Conversations Going Anywhere?

President Obama is on the road, promoting his solution to the so-called "fiscal cliff." He's also in negotiations over the issue with House Speaker John Boehner. But can they come to an agreement in time? Host Michel Martin talks with Ron Christie, a Republican strategist, and Michael Fauntroy, an associate professor at George Mason University.
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'Tis The Season To Avoid Charity Scams

It's the season of giving, especially when it comes to end-of-year charitable donations. But how do you know that your money is getting into the right hands? Host Michel Martin gets some useful tips on vetting charities from Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.
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You're Hired! Apprenticeships And Unemployed Youth

Tired of seeing young people unemployed or underemployed? Young people currently suffer from one of the highest jobless rates in the nation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute about solving youth unemployment through apprenticeships.
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Fiscal Cliff Calendar: What Happens When

Without a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, every person who gets a paycheck or has investments will see his or her taxes rise. And some could see their jobs disappear. Here is a timeline of changes in store in the absence of action from the president and Congress.
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Delta Makes Deal To Buy 49 Percent Of Virgin Atlantic

The American carrier is hoping to crack into the lucrative New York-to-London route. The deal, which needs regulators' approvals, would also let Delta's passengers connect with Virgin's flights out of London.
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Australian Police Call Apple Maps 'Life-Threatening'

Local police in the town of Mildura are urging motorists to use anything but Apple maps after the app led drivers, not to their town, but 43 miles away to a remote desert. Experts say if you do live in a major city, Apple maps should work just fine.
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The Lost Art Of Budget Negotiations

Congress and President Obama have yet to reach a budget deal, despite an impending deadline. It's just the latest episode that has caused folks in Washington to reflect that it wasn't always this difficult to make deals inside the beltway. Renee Montagne talks to former Missouri Senator John Danforth about his experience in past budget negotiations, and what lessons they offer for today's discussions.
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HSBC Agrees To Settle Money-Laundering Case

The Justice Department is expected to announce Tuesday that it has settled a money laundering case against HSBC. The British bank announced early Tuesday it has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle allegations of money laundering.

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