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Small Businesses: "Show Me The Credit"

There may be a new credit bubble swelling, four years after the big one burst. Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad says the lack of reasonably priced credit for small businesses could set up another financial disaster. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education

Online college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, and that's forcing colleges and policymakers to rethink higher education. The online courses may pose a serious challenge to the way institutions deliver a college education.
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Rupert Murdoch Reveals Plan To Split Conglomerate

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is still reeling from the phone-hacking scandal that forced the closure of one of the company's U.K. tabloids and has mired it in government and police investigations. One side will include the newspapers and publishing house while the other will contain its profitable television properties and movie studios.
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Pandora To Issue Earnings Report

Internet radio service Pandora is being closely watched by investors. The company is set to announce its latest quarterly earnings Tuesday. Last week, the head of Pandora was in Washington to push for lower music royalties.
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White House Rejects GOP's Counteroffer

House Republicans are billing it as a "bold counteroffer." The proposal includes a combination of revenue raising and spending cuts. What it doesn't include is any rise in tax rates.
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Feds Sue Chinese Audit Firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after the Chinese affiliates of five major accounting firms. The firms are responsible for auditing the books of other Chinese companies whose securities are publicly traded in the U.S. The SEC says the auditing firms have refused to cooperate with its investigation of accounting fraud.
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Fleetwood Mac To Tour Next Year

After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac will be touring again in the spring. The band has announced a 34-city tour which will kick off in Columbus, Ohio.

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