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A Lot Of Drivers Are Asleep At The Wheel

A survey finds one out of every 24 adults admits to falling asleep at the wheel. Health officials say the true number is higher. Some people don't realize when they drop off for a second or two.
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2012 Was A Very Good Year For The Car Industry

Last year was the third straight year of double-digit growth for the auto industry. Chrysler had the biggest increase for an American company with a 21 percent increase over the previous year.
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California Law Addresses Social Media Privacy

California has a new law in affect this year that bars employers from forcing employees to hand over their social media passwords. Some companies have been asking for these passwords to keep tabs on employees.
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Countdown To Super Bowl: Playoffs Set To Begin

David Greene talks to Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Theisman about the upcoming NFL playoffs in what has been a spectacular year for quarterbacks. Theisman was a Super Bowl champion with the Washington Redskins.
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December's Jobless Rate Forecast To Remain Steady

The government releases its December unemployment report Friday. Economists expect the jobless rate will have stayed about the same at 7.7 percent. The data could indicate the anticipation of the "fiscal cliff" made businesses jittery about hiring.
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Budget Deal Provides Tax Breaks For Green Energy

Congress included an array of benefits for renewable energy and energy saving technologies in its "fiscal cliff" package. Homeowners can get tax credits for upgrading their houses to make them more energy efficient or buying energy star appliances. Industries that produce alternative energies from biodiesel to wind power got big incentives to produce more cleaner power.
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Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care

Health care has been a major focus in recent budget battles. New legislation provides a temporary fix in payments for doctors, but it will be paid for by a decade of cuts to hospitals. And a program for long-term-care insurance won't ever get off the ground.
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Drilling For Facts Under The 'Promised Land' Fiction

In the film, opening in theaters across the country Friday, Matt Damon's character pitches natural gas drilling to a rural community. Even with a number of inaccuracies, the film explores real-life issues confronting towns that are promised wealth but have to weigh potential environmental impacts of drilling.

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A Single Mom's Toughness Pays Off

For years after his father died, Reginald Mason's mother struggled to maintain a sense of normalcy for him — despite her financial troubles. "She made me and shaped me as a man," Mason says.

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