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Obama Proposes Higher Tax Revenue To Curb Deficit

President Obama's call for $1.5 trillion in tax hikes to reduce the deficit puts him on a collision course with congressional Republicans. Some of Democratic supporters may welcome Obama's newly combative negotiating style, but deficit watchdogs warn his plan falls short in key areas.
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In Need Of Cash, Spain Auctions Airports, Lottery

Spain is struggling to cope with its national debt. So the socialist government is auctioning off state assets like airports and the national lottery to generate much-needed cash and avoid a European bailout.
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Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control

In communist Cuba, thousands of small private businesses have cropped up since the government eased its control of the economy. But entrepreneurs still face limitations, like restrictions on advertising.
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Does Buffett Rule Add Up For Obama Deficit Plan?

The president's proposal targets the superrich that billionaire investor Warren Buffett says should pay more in taxes. Buffett points out that he pays a lower rate than his secretary. Some economists argue, however, that high tax rates won't be enough to fix the deficit.
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Md. Joins Nine States In Labor Crackdown

Maryland has signed on to become part of a joint effort to crack down on business that misclassify workers, robbing them of wages and labor protections.

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White House Senior Advisor Talks Debt

Valerie Jarrett discusses the viability of President Obama's new debt plan, including cuts to entitlement spending and proposed tax increases to Americans who make more than $1 million. She speaks with host Michel Martin.
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It's All About The Money, Honey

In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin says Americans don't know how to talk about money, even though we talk about money all the time. She also says the current debate about deficit and debt has undertones of wealth and class.

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