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What's In Your Wallet? Wait, You Don't Need One

A growing number of companies hope more consumers will soon be making purchases with mobile phones. More retailers are also using technology that turns devices like tablets into cash registers.
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Drivers Wonder Where Price Of Gas Will Go Next

The price of gas has been on a roller coaster this year. After a brief dip in early summer, the average price per gallon is back on the upswing. That's left many consumers wondering if prices will go even higher, but some analysts expect the most recent spike to be relatively short-lived.
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New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

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The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power (Rebroadcast)

The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.

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McDonnell Touts Virginia's Budget Surplus

Gov. Bob McDonnell is touting a budget surplus of more than $448 million for the last fiscal year.

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Volvo Adds Production And Jobs To U.S.

The Volvo manufacturing plant in Hagerstown has recently created 50 new jobs.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A Pennsylvania judge upheld a controversial voter ID law that will go into effect starting this Election Day. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up in cities across the country to apply for deportation deferrals allowed by a new federal program. And retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in July, the first gain in four months. Susan Page of USA Today, Major Garrett of National Journal and Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Jobless Claims Held Steady At 366,000 Last Week

First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose by just 2,000 from the week before.
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Persuading Banks To Give Homeowners A Break

Over the past four years, Bruce Marks has been on a traveling road show to help people avoid foreclosure. He says his nonprofit, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, has helped more than 200,000 people get their payments lowered so they can afford to keep their homes.

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