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Why Should We Care About The Stock Market?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently shot beyond 15,000 points for the first time ever. But to ordinary Americans, it might not seem relevant — given unemployment rates and stagnant wages. Host Michel Martin speaks with personal finance guru Alvin Hall about why the stock market matters.

Children Of 'Tiger' Style Parenting May Struggle More

Strict Asian-American parents have become known as 'Tiger' parents since the publication of Amy Chua's memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She argued that her no-nonsense parenting style brought out the best in her kids. But a new study suggests that might not always be true. Host Michel Martins finds out more.

Are 'Tiger Babies' Breaking The Cycle?

Chinese-American mom Amy Chua sparked a firestorm in the parenting world with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She credited her strict Asian-American parenting style with her kids' success. But what are the downsides? Host Michel Martin is joined by Asian-American parents to talk about how they're now bringing up their own kids.

IRS Chief Says 'Mistakes Were Made' But Weren't Partisan

The extra scrutiny given to some conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status has sparked outrage. Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller blames "shortcuts," not politics. He and other IRS officials didn't alert Congress to what was happening when they could have last year.

She's No Diva: Unruly Flier Sings 'I Will Always Love You'

VIDEO: A would-be Whitney Houston wouldn't stop singing on a flight from Los Angeles to New York City. So, the pilot made an unscheduled stop in Kansas City. As she was led off, the woman serenaded everyone.

Cleveland Tattoo Artist Honors Charles Ramsey In Ink

Charles Ramsey, who was credited with helping three kidnapped women in Cleveland, has been immortalized in ink — on a local man's leg. Tattoo artist Stephen Munhollon says he was caught up in the celebration of the women's rescue. He sat for five hours while another artist worked on Ramsey's likeness, according to Fox 8.

Actress Angelina Jolie Shares Story Of Her Double Masectomy

Jolie, 37, wants other women to hear of her decision. She chose to have the surgery after learning that she carries the BRCA1 gene. Studies show women with that gene have a much greater chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer.