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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.


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.

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.

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.

Why Americans Spend Too Much

The 2008 financial crisis made it clear: Americans save too little, spend too much and borrow excessively, says Princeton professor Sheldon Garon. In Western Europe and East Asia, governments aggressively encourage people to save through special savings institutions and savings campaigns.