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At Work, Why Meanness Pays Off

A new study finds male workers deemed "agreeable" earn much less money than their tougher counterparts. There's a less pronounced pay difference for women. Study co-author Beth Livingston of Cornell University says managers do not realize that they're rewarding more hostile behavior. To explore the study and its ramifications, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Professor Livingston and Tell Me More's regular finance expert Alvin Hall.
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Panel To Take First Steps Toward Deficit Reduction

As Congress returns to work, so do questions about the supercommittee. That's the panel created last month to avert a government default by promising a dramatic deficit reduction plan by Thanksgiving.
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Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.
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Sour Economy Thwarts Enthusiasm For Obama

David Greene has been revisiting some of the stories he reported on during a trip he took across America back in 2009. The reporting trip was to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office. In his second report in the series "100 Days Revisited," Greene talks to Dorothy Jerse and Carolyn Toops, two of the ladies he spoke to in 2009.
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Obama: Time To End Washington 'Games' Over Jobs

President Obama said congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create jobs. In a preview of the speech he will deliver to Congress on Thursday, Obama said "the time for Washington games is over" and lawmakers must move quickly on the job front.
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Obama Urges Congressional Action On Jobs

President Obama traveled Monday to Detroit for a Labor Day event. His visit to the union stronghold comes the same week he's expected to address a joint session of Congress describing his plan to create jobs.

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