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Obama Backs Michigan Unions Over 'Right To Work'

President Barack Obama traveled to Redford, Mich., on Monday to carry on his campaign to cut a budget deal with House Republicans that includes raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. He spoke to workers at a diesel facility.
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Blue States Likely To Be Hit Hardest By Tax Increases

Robert Siegel speaks with Joel Kotkin, a Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and an adjunct fellow with the Legatum Institute in London, about blue states in the U.S., economic self interest and a potential economic suicide pact.
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Raising Taxes A Key Sticking Point In Fiscal Cliff Talks

Congress had hoped to be out of town for the holidays by the end of this week. That's not looking likely anymore, with the negotiations on efforts to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts moving slowly, if at all. Tamara Keith talks to Audie Cornish.
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U.S.-Israeli Relations Remain Complicated

Robert Siegel talks to Ambassador Martin Indyk, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute. They discuss Israel, and the complicated relations it has with the United States and its neighbors. He talks about what needs to come next to keep the tensions between Israel and other state players from spinning out of control.
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Want To Find A Restaurant That Treats Workers Well? There's An App For That

The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
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Sandy Forces Questions About Waterfront Rebuilding

Hurricane Sandy has not slowed the pace of waterfront construction in New York City. City officials accept sea levels are rising, but they believe they can design waterfront neighborhoods that will withstand the worst of it.
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How Obama's 2nd Inauguration Will Differ From 1st

Details are emerging about President Obama's inauguration next month. Unlike in 2009, a record-breaking crowd is not expected in Washington, D.C., this coming Inauguration Day. Plus, the festivities are expected to cost less than four years ago.

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'Orange County Register' Presses Hum With Optimism

The suburban Los Angeles paper is expanding its newsroom and emphasizing print over digital. Trying to dig the Register out of a financial hole, the new owners see promise in an expanded print edition with more color and more content.

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