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Shopping Addiction

The struggle to control a shopping addiction.

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How Adoption Tax Credit Benefits Families

As the "fiscal cliff" nears, Morning Edition evaluates some of the deductions and credits that are in the tax code. As part of our 12 Days of Tax Deductions, David Greene examines the Adoption Tax Credit, which supports families who adopt children from foster care, as well as infant and international adoptions.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Appear To Be Heating Up

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met in person again Monday to discuss a budget deal that would undo the massive tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. The Republican leader has offered to increase tax rates on people who make over $1 million. The president has responded with a counteroffer.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Interferes With Year-End Tax Plans

David Greene talks to tax expert Mary Beth Franklin about year-end tax moves to benefit your personal balance sheet. Franklin is a tax planner and contributing editor to Investment News.
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The Downsides Of Living In An Oil Boomtown

The population explosion in Williston, N.D., has been a blessing and a curse for many local businesses. Stores and restaurants are struggling to find workers because they can't compete with what most oil jobs pay. Plus, there's now a day care shortage, and housing costs have skyrocketed.
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John Mackey: "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business"

The co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market argues there is inherent good in capitalism: An ethically grounded blueprint for a new system for doing business.

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3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing (Rebroadcast)

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

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Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held another closed-door meeting Monday. If that secrecy troubled anyone, you'd expect it to be open-government watchdogs. But they have few objections. "Sometimes compromise has to be reached behind closed doors," says one.
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The Gritty, Hard Climb Out Of Poverty

The face of the American poor is changing. Journalist Anne Hull recently wrote about one teenager's struggle to break the cycle of poverty in a small rust belt town. Host Michel Martin discusses the story with Hull, youth pastor Shawn Galla, and the Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins.

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