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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.
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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.
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Farmers Decry Proposed Child Labor Law Changes

Many farmers are upset with the Obama administration over a proposal to change child labor laws for kids who work on farms. Many family farmers say the rule changes — a response to a number of high-profile farming accidents involving kids around the country — are well-intended but could put some businesses in a bind.
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Occupy Offshoot Aims To Stop Foreclosures

Tuesday is billed as National Occupy Our Homes Day, and people are being asked to participate in some sort of civil disobedience at foreclosed, bank-owned homes. But a group in Madison, Wis., has been illegally moving people into foreclosed properties for the past couple of years.
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For Mill Town's Youth, 'It Can't Get Any Worse'

East Millinocket, Maine, used to be a booming paper mill town that offered residents what was basically a guaranteed ticket into the middle class. But today young people are scrambling to find a new path. "It's a little scary because it's going to be tough," says high school senior Jared Lyons.

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