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SEC Chairman Schapiro's Exit Interview

In an interview with David Greene, outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro reflects on her tenure at the agency, and the disappointment that she wasn't able to overhaul money market funds. She leaves the job on Friday.

'Fiscal Cliff' Message Repeats Itself

As the negotiations drag on, the lack of progress means the key players have necessarily taken to repeating themselves. Sometimes, word-for-word, as they describe how they have worked for a solution while their opponents have stonewalled.

Farewell, Bosses: A Wave Of Young Entrepreneurs

Burdened by the weak economy, more and more millennials — ages 18 to 34 — are becoming their own bosses. A study shows that more than half of them want to start a business or already have.

Do Right-To-Work Laws Help Or Hurt The Economy?

This week Michigan became the 24th state to enact right-to-work laws. Advocates say such laws create more jobs, while opponents say it means lower wages for workers. Audie Cornish speaks with Timothy Bartik of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, who says that while there are many studies looking at the laws, it is difficult to determine what, if any, effect the laws have on a state's economic health.

Fiscal Cliff Cuts Could Hit Health Care Providers

The budget cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 were designed to be so draconian that they would force a long-term deal to trim the federal deficit. Scott Horsley talks to Robert Siegel about what budget cuts are likely to remain or be added in a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

How The Rich Feel About Paying More Taxes

Many people earning more than $250,000 a year — the 2 percent — admit they can afford to pay more in taxes. However, they don't necessarily like the idea, especially when they're made to feel like skinflints even though they're already sending significant sums to Washington.

Obama, Boehner Star In 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Of the 535 members of Congress, not many are in the loop about negotiations to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year. Lawmakers are waiting to see what President Obama and John Boehner come up with — and some are nervous about having to quickly vote on a bill despite misgivings.