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Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut in Scranton, Pa.

President Obama traveled to Scranton, Pa., to promote an extension of the payroll tax cut on the first $106,000 in income. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.

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A 'Holiday Greeting Card' To Financial Markets?

Guy Raz talks to Felix Salmon, a finance blogger for Reuters. Salmon explains Wednesday's actions by six central banks to improve access to U.S. dollars internationally.
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Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring

The major central banks of the world moved Wednesday to prevent a banking crisis in Europe. They're providing more liquidity to the European banking system in hopes that big banks there will remain solvent and continue to make loans. The coordinated move by the central banks sent stock markets soaring. But it will not even begin to fix Europe's fundamental economic problems.
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Occupy Chicago: A 'Dry Run' For Upcoming Summits

In Chicago, city officials and demonstrators say the recent Occupy Chicago protests are a sort of dry run for next year's simultaneous NATO and G-8 summit meetings.

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