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New Rules To Discourage Corporate Inversions

Two major drug companies scrap a multibillion-dollar merger after the Treasury Department announces new federal tax rules. New efforts to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters overseas for lower tax rates.

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The Cost Of Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

A new report finds that family members caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's are making even greater financial sacrifices than previously thought -- like cutting back on work hours and selling personal belongings. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about why Alzheimer's is one of the most costly diseases for families and the nation.

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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Jane Bryant Quinn: "How To Make Your Money Last"

A longtime personal finance commentator explains how to stretch your retirement savings including advice on sound investment strategies when interest rates are low and how to put together a budget that matches spending to future income estimates.

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Matthew Desmond: "Evicted"

Eviction has increased dramatically in recent decades. The stories of eight families whose lives are transformed by eviction and what they tell us about the relationship between poverty and housing in America.

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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Taliban attacks kill journalists in Afghanistan and students in Pakistan. In Iran sanctions are lifted and American prisoners are released. And the U.K. implicates Vladimir Putin in the poisoning death of a former Russian spy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Teresa Ghilarducci: "How To Retire With Enough Money"

Economist Teresa Ghilarducci is an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton and has been a trustee of several billion-dollar retirement funds. She's received death threats for her comments about retirement accounts. A conversation about why she says IRAs, 401(k)s, and Social Security won't be enough for most Americans and what to do about it.

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How Current Campaign Finance Laws Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is among those speaking out against the U.S. campaign finance system: How the Citizens United ruling, limits on individual donations and so-called dark money are shaping campaign strategies the 2016 presidential race.

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Taxing Your Online Shopping Spree

This holiday season, millions of Americans will flock to their computers to buy gifts for friends and family. But will they have to pay sales taxes on those purchases?

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