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'Small Business Saturday' Benefits Local Business Owners

Now in its second year, 'Small Business Saturday' aims to drum up support for local business owners. President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia showed their support by shopping at Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Dupont Circle.

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Historic GM Plant Finds New Life As A Pharmacy

Nearly 75 years ago, a sit-down strike at the facility in Flint, Mich., helped the UAW win recognition from General Motors. Now the former auto body plant and GM design center is home to a company that sells prescription drugs used to treat serious illnesses like cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS.
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Bond Worries Reveal The Depths Of Europe's Crisis

To gauge the severity of the crisis in Europe, it helps to look at how much it costs the continent's countries to borrow money. Investors are pulling back from buying bonds, one country at a time. Investors have dumped their Spanish and Italian debt; now they're looking warily around the rest of Europe, wondering who's next. And suddenly France isn't looking very strong.
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On Black Friday, How To Shop But Not Drop

Americans spend more money shopping than the other 47 weeks of the year combined. It all starts on Black Friday. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with consumer credit expert John Ulzheimer about how to shop for the holidays and avoid the financial hangover.
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Gray: Federal Cuts Would Be Felt Deeply In D.C.

Automatic spending cuts will hit District residents harder than almost anywhere else in the country, according to District mayor Vincent Gray.

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Boom Town, U.S.A.

Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.
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Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Automatic Cuts

Even as Congress' deficit-reduction supercommittee ran into a dead end this week, the resulting mandatory spending cuts were immediately targeted by interest groups and sympathetic lawmakers. No interest group stands to lose more than the defense industry.

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