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Unions, Obama Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Audie Cornish talks to Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), about Tuesday's conference call between President Obama and union leaders about the "fiscal cliff." The SEIU and other groups maintain that tax cuts for the middle class must be extended and that richer Americans must pay more taxes. They say the president expressed his support and commitment in their meeting today.

At Life's End, A Final Home On The (Shooting) Range

Many people keep the cremated remains of a loved one in an urn or scatter the ashes over a favorite place. But one company in Alabama has pioneered a new twist to honor the dead: It will put your beloved's ashes into ammunition.

Storm-Battered Food Banks Struggle To Help The Hungry

Some charitable organizations that were in the path of Superstorm Sandy were left in as bad shape as their clients. With Thanksgiving around the corner, they wonder how they will feed the storm's victims and the poor.

How The Alternative Minimum Tax Could Slam You

The alternative minimum tax is looming over about 27 million more taxpayers this year. It's just one part of the so-called fiscal cliff — a big cluster of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that will occur if Congress does not act. Those taxpayers could end up paying an average of $3,700 more without a fix.

Alternative Minimum Tax And Your Bottom Line

If the government goes over the "fiscal cliff," millions of households could see tax increases because of an obscure part of the tax code, known as the Alternative Minimum Tax. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about exactly what could happen and who would be affected.

Tea Party Assessing Damage From Election 2012?

One group that's picking up the pieces after the election is the Tea Party. Host Michel Martin talks to Tea Party Patriots' Shelby Blakely about what went wrong, and what's next for Tea Party activists.

Convicted Idiot: Driver Who Passed School Bus Holds Her Sign Of Shame

Shena Hardin of Cleveland kept driving up on a sidewalk to get around a stopped school bus. After the police nabbed her, a judge ordered that she stand at the scene of the crime for two mornings with a sign telling the world that only an idiot would do that. Day 1 was today.