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Procrastinators' Paradise: A Busy Week For Shipping

In one FedEx warehouse, workers sift and sort through 166 packages per minute on long conveyor belts. More online retailers are offering later-guaranteed arrivals than ever. It's a procrastinator's paradise — even for the facility's manager, who says he hasn't started Christmas shopping yet.
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Holidays And Political Gridlock Strain Unemployed

The extension on federal jobless benefits is set to expire. If no deal is reached, 2 million people will see their benefits dry up by the end of January. Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Vincent Brandon, who has been unemployed since March.
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What's The Economic Impact If The Tax Break Dies?

Economists say the legislative impasse over extending a payroll tax cut and other provisions could reduce consumer spending, slow growth and disrupt the health care sector.
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Tied To Trade, Dutch Economy Falls With The Tide

Though its economy is usually strong, the Netherlands' emphasis on exports makes it vulnerable to the euro crisis. Most of Dutch trade is with other European countries, and as they head into a recession, the Netherlands will follow, says one economist.
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D.C. Remembers Deceased Homeless Residents

Wednesday marks the 22nd National Homeless Persons Memorial Day -- which honors the homeless residents of the District who have passed.

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