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Can Bipartisanship Save Us From The Fiscal Cliff?

The election is over and the deadline for the so-called "fiscal cliff" is drawing closer. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about how the two relate, and what it could mean for America's economic future.
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A New Future For Baltimore Harbor?

Environmentalists want to "re-green" Baltimore's Inner Harbor with floating wetlands made in part from trash.


McDonald's Has First Drop In Key Sales Figure Since 2003

Sales at the chain's restaurants that have been open at least 13 months fell 1.8 percent in October. It's the first month-to-month decline for the fast-food giant in that important indicator since April 2003.

Jobless Claims Fell By 8,000 Last Week; Superstorm Sandy Might Be Factor

Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.

Greeks In Store For More Austerity Cuts

The Greek Parliament has approved a sweeping set of austerity measures that were aimed at keeping the country in the eurozone. Members voted on $17 billion in cuts to salaries, pensions, public sector jobs and health care spending.

Opening Lines Set For A Deal To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

With the election over, attention in Washington has turned to the nation's debt and deficit challenges — most immediately $600 billion worth of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts. Both the president and congressional leaders are signaling a willingness to work together to avoid a fiscal disaster.

Obama Must Hit Ground Running As Fiscal Cliff Nears

Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley about President Obama's first day after re-election.