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Preparing For A Future That Includes Aging Parents

Nearly 10 million adult children are caring for aging parents today, according to a study by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. But, while aging is inevitable, planning for the costs associated with dependency in the latter phase of life doesn't come easily to most Americans.
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Bankrupt American Airlines Spars With Unions

American Airlines is asking a judge to revamp its labor contracts. The company says it needs to drastically reduce costs to exit bankruptcy and remain competitive. The airline's unions, on the other hand, are hoping to push a merger with US Airways that may save their labor pacts.
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Mexican Bribery Allegations Put Wal-Mart On Defense

Wal-Mart stocks dropped sharply today following a New York Times report about a widespread, systematic bribery campaign in Mexico. The company's subsidiary there is reported to have paid more than $24 million in bribes, allowing the retailer to expand across the country at a record pace. Melissa Block speaks with Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect.
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How Long Will Social Security Last?

Trustees of the social security trust fund give an update on how long the funding will last.
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Murdochs, News Corp Face Big Week Of Investigations

This is a big week for Rupert and James Murdoch. The father and son face more questions from a wide-ranging judicial investigation into press abuses at British units of News Corporation: tabloid phone hacking, computer hacking and a police bribery scandal. Monday marked yet another embarrassing day for News Corp and the Murdochs as Sky News acknowledged it had hacked into the email of the target of two stories, despite explicitly telling the inquiry in September it had not been involved in any hacking.
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Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.

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