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iPhone 5 Launch In China Sets Record

When Apple launched it's iPhone 5 in China Friday, it sold more than 2 million phones in three days. It's great news for the company as there have been some concerns about Apple's long-term outlook and its stock has taken a hit in recent days.
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Weighing The Child Tax Credit During Hard Times

There's still no budget deal to prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to go into effect at the end of this year. There are some tax deductions, credits and other breaks lawmakers are weighing in this budget debate.
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Toy Industry Faces Shift In Stereotypes

David Greene talks to toy analyst Sean McGowan about Lego's new line for girls, gender-neutral Easy Bake Ovens and other gender issues facing the toy industry. McGowan is a senior analyst at Needham & Company.
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Afghan Woman Carves Out An Entrepreneurial Niche

Despite more than a decade of international efforts to support women in Afghanistan, female entrepreneurs remain relatively rare. But one Afghan woman is trying to show the men a thing or two about making high-quality furniture in Afghanistan.
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New Car Features May Keep Older Drivers Out Of The Big Yellow Taxi

Carmakers are taking advantage of innovations in electronics and software to trick out the interiors of their vehicles. The gizmos appeal to tech-savvy buyers. But those interior features are quietly aimed at another audience: aging baby boomers.
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How Does 'Right-To-Work Affect Unions?

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Bob King, the president of United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), about the implications for organized labor of the newly passed right-to-work law in Michigan. The law prevents unions in that state from requiring workers to pay dues in exchange for the union's representation.
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Inflation Is In Check; Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent In November

The inflation rate, which spiked in August and September when gas prices rose sharply, now appears to have slowed again. That should let the Federal Reserve keep up its efforts to give the economy a boost.

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