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Triple-A: Are Any Assets Truly Risk-Free These Days?

Standard and Poor's warned six European countries this week that they could lose their triple-A credit ratings. In August, S&P downgraded the U.S. from its top-shelf credit status. All this raises the question of whether any assets are "risk-free" triple-A in today's unsettled global economy.
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N.Y. Lawmakers Extend Millionaire Surcharge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has dropped his opposition to higher income taxes on the wealthy. He and state legislative leaders have agreed to continue a surcharge on people earning more than $2 million a year. Karen DeWitt reports for New York State Public Radio.
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Occupy-Inspired Protesters Lobby In Washington

Several hundred protesters calling themselves "Take Back the Capitol" are in Washington, D.C., to confront legislators with their concerns about the nation's unemployment and fiscal situation. The movement is planning several days of events and is borrowing language from Occupy Wall Street — saying Congress caters to 1 percent of Americans at the expense of the other 99 percent.
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How Payroll Tax Cut Affects Social Security's Future

President Obama says that unless a temporary payroll tax cut is extended this month, 160 million Americans would see their taxes increase. But there's concern on both sides of the political aisle that the payroll tax holiday might be undermining the solvency of Social Security.
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D.C. Residents Help Occupy Congress

The 'Take Back The Capitol' protests began in earnest Tuesday, with D.C. residents among those occupying the offices of Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Adbusters Co-Founder Discusses OWS

Robert Siegel talks to Kalle Lasn, a co-founder of Adbusters Magazine. Lasn helped originate the idea for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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