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Homeowners' Deductions: Economic Boost Or Burden?

The mortgage interest tax deduction lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on home loans. Some economists say it should be eliminated, but many homeowners fear a change would wreak their budgets. Host Michel Martin talks about the issue with NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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How Fly Farming May Help More Fish Stay In The Sea

A South African entrepreneur has found a way to make food out of flies for farm-raised chicken and salmon. He says fly meal can replace fish meal for aquaculture and some livestock, and help conserve wild fisheries that are now being depleted in the race to find enough protein for the planet.
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Apple Announces Smaller, Cheaper Version Of iPad

The "iPad mini" will directly compete with similar tablets made by Amazon and Google. It is the first new product released under the leadership of Tim Cook.
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Deal Makes Russian Oil Company Biggest Producer

Russia's Rosneft oil company inked a $55 billion deal to buy out TNK-BP. The acquisition is subject to Russian government approval. But if finalized, it could pump more oil and gas than Exxon Mobil.
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BBC Roiled By Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

The BBC is dealing with its worst crisis in decades. At the heart of the affair: allegations that the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile serially sexually abused underage women. The BBC now is having to defend how it handled an investigative report into the charges.
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'Newsweek' Editor Brown On Print Edition's Demise

Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced last week that the news magazine will end its print edition in January. It will become a digital edition for tablet devices called Newsweek Global, a partner to Brown's website, The Daily Beast. As Brown tells Steve Inskeep, Newsweek's venerable past will make a big difference to its digital future.
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Study: Being Popular May Boost Your Income

The most popular kids in high school go on to earn higher wages than the least popular — as much as 10 percent 40 years after graduation, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers say students with better social skills do better when they enter the workplace.
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Greek Grocers Get New Rules For Expired Food

A new regulation in Greece is requiring supermarkets to label and reduce prices of nonperishable food sold after the recommended day of consumption. The government says such goods have been sold since 1989, but at the same price as nonexpired perishable goods. Now, supermarkets must set the goods aside on a separate shelf and mark the price down. Are Greeks welcoming the change or suspicious about lax regulation?

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