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Growing Economic Inequality 'Endangers Our Future'

In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
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Baby Boom Money Squeeze Is Set To Get Tighter

As this immense generation keeps aging, most will end up with dementia or other disabilities that require costly care. For individuals, families and taxpayers, this demographic shift will drain dollars and attention, and force extremely difficult decisions about living arrangements, as well as end-of-life care.
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Caring For Aging Relative: 'To Give Her A Good Life'

The finances, logistics and emotions involved in caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But three caregivers in multigenerational households see little choice. "She did her best for me, and I want to do the best for her," Geneva Hunter says of her 89-year-old mother, Ida.
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Economic Crisis Looms Larger In Spain Than Greece

Spain may be the most problematic country in the Eurozone at the moment. Recession is deepening in the European Union's fourth-largest economy, borrowing costs are soaring and banks find themselves in ever more turbulent waters. Robert Siegel talks with Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about how Spain found itself in this mess, and what the consequences are for the rest of Europe.
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Debate Over U.S Immigration Policy

President Barack Obama moves to block the deportation of thousands who came to the U.S. illegally as children. The Supreme Court is set to rule on Arizona's tough anti-immigration law. Guest host Terence Smith and guests debate the U.S. policy on immigration.

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After The Housing Bust, Revisiting Homeownership

In the wake of the housing crisis, many felt that homeownership — long a key element of the American dream — had moved out of reach. Now, many Americans still aspire to own their own home, and home sales are slowly ticking up around the country.
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Wisconsin Recall: What's At Stake For Unions?

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face off against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barret, in a race that will have major implications for the future of organized labor nationwide. Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Belkin discusses about what's at stake for unions.

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