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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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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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Corzine Reportedly Ignored Warnings About Bonds

The Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday that MF Global's former chairman and CEO Jon S. Corzine ignored several internal warnings about the risks associated with taking on exposure to Europe before the company declared bankruptcy. Lynn Neary talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Steinberg, one of the article's coauthors, for more.
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Obama Attempts To Invoke Roosevelt's Famous Speech

President Obama was in Osawatomie, Kan., where he delivered an economic speech about the middle class. Osawatomie is the same city where, a century earlier, former President Teddy Roosevelt called for a "New Nationalism," in which he talked about the role of government. For more, Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Scott Horsley.

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