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Nicholas Kristof: Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristoff says philanthropy is important, but only if it really helps people. We talk with him about his new book, written with his wife, Shery WuDunn.

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Montgomery County Inspector General Zeroes In On County Credit Cards

The Montgomery County official released his annual report to the county council today, and in it he says he plans to take a closer look at how credit cards are used by county entities.
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Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher joins Kojo to explore the Social Security Administration's decision to stop efforts to collect on old taxpayer debts to the government.

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Tax Time Headaches for Same-Sex Couples

Kojo explores some of the new tax pitfalls facing same-sex married couples and finds out answers to your tax questions as the April 15 deadline approaches.

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Personal Banking Technology

A new report says half of all Americans haven't set foot inside a bank branch in the last month. Tech Tuesday considers the changing tools that allow customers to conduct their banking business on their own terms.

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Michael Lewis: "Flash Boys"

American stock exchanges are designed to favor an elite group of high-frequency traders, at the expense of everyday investors. A new book by "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis tells the tale.

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Sen. Mark Warner Leads Proposal To Reform Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

The Virginia Democrat says he wants to change housing finance for the better.
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Lawmakers And Regulators Take A Closer Look At Bitcoin

The Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on the economic benefits of Bitcoin. Critics argue it provides a safe haven for drug traffickers and other criminals. Diane and her guests discuss new questions about the digital currency Bitcoin.

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Congress Agrees To End Federal Government Shutdown And Avert A U.S Debt Default

Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to end the government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt limit. Diane and her guests discuss how the deal happened and what this crisis could mean for the future of the U.S. political process.

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Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

The city of Detroit and its $20 billion debt: What's ahead for residents, unions and investors. Plus, implications for other cash-strapped U.S. cities.

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