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Occupy Protesters Greet Romney On The Campaign Trail In New Hampshire

Neither political party cares about the 99 percent, Occupy protesters complained.
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Holidays And Political Gridlock Strain Unemployed

The extension on federal jobless benefits is set to expire. If no deal is reached, 2 million people will see their benefits dry up by the end of January. Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Vincent Brandon, who has been unemployed since March.
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What's The Economic Impact If The Tax Break Dies?

Economists say the legislative impasse over extending a payroll tax cut and other provisions could reduce consumer spending, slow growth and disrupt the health care sector.
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Ga. Lottery Winner Must Come Forward Soon

Attention lottery players in Georgia: No one has stepped up to claim the $77 million jackpot that expires on Monday. The state's lottery offices will be closed starting tomorrow for the Christmas holiday. But the lucky winner can claim the prize at the lottery kiosk at Atlanta's main airport.
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Elves Pass Out $100 Bills In Detroit

For the fourth year in a row, a couple dressed in elf hats drove around Detroit handing out $100 bills to strangers — $12,000 worth. Many thought those crisp Benjamins were a joke, some burst into tears.
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Hawaii Could Lose Federal Education Dollars

The state of Hawaii is in danger of losing millions of dollars in Race to the Top funds due to its "unsatisfactory" performance.
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Bank Of America Settles Suit Against Countrywide

Add another costly settlement to Bank of America's multi-billion dollar tally of woes tied to the 2008 acquisition of mortgage giant Countrywide. The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the North Carolina-based bank will pay $335 million to settle allegations of discriminatory lending.

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