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CBO Warns Again: Ignoring Fiscal Cliff Could Result In Recession

But the non-partisan government agency says it's a double-edged sword, because going over the cliff could also set up the economy for a healthy long run.
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Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama's Second-Term Cabinet

A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
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You Can Thank A Whey Refinery For That Protein Smoothie

Milk isn't just something you drink anymore. It's become a raw material, like crude oil, that's refined into more valuable products, such as sugar for infant formula and protein powder that's used in energy bars.
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Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?

Investors looking for safer and more profitable investments have been buying farmland across the Midwest, and the price of land is rising fast. But some economists say cropland prices can't go up forever and that investors are turning farmland into a bubble.
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Florida's Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

It only took two extra days, but Florida's Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Will Change Terms Of Debate In Congress

Now that the election has passed, Washington, D.C., is looking ahead to forthcoming "fiscal cliff." Robert Siegel talks with Arizona Republican Congressman and Senator-elect Jeff Flake about the approaching cliff and the upcoming session of Congress.
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Nor'Easter Deals Extra Blow To Those Without Power

A California power crew took on one damaged street on Long Island.
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Pot Legalization Could Cut Deeply Into Cartel Profits

A Mexican think tank says the marijuana legalization measures that passed in Colorado and Washington state will cut into cartel drug profits, as high as 25 percent in some U.S. states.

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