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  • Debt Commission Recommends Shared Sacrifices
    President Obama's bipartisan debt commission held its sixth public meeting Wednesday. It was the first public debate of the chairman's far-reaching proposal to dramatically cut the nation's debt. While it appears unlikely the proposal will get the 14 votes that would prompt congressional action, panel members insist initiating an "adult conversation" is essential.
  • Liberals: Obama Doesn't Compromise, He Caves
    Liberals see the president as a bad negotiator, willing to sell the farm for nothing. They point to concessions he has made on energy policy, health care and government spending -- without guarantees of getting anything in return from Republicans.
  • Irish Brace For Strict Austerity Budget
    As some debt-stricken European countries enter another round of austerity budgets, Steve Inskeep speaks to economist Jacob Kirkegaard about whether Europe's experience resembles the Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s. Kirkegaard is a fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  • Thriftaholic Tells All On Money-Saving Gift Ideas
    Commentator Annie Korzen is a lifelong cheapskate. Leading up to the holidays in the current economy, she finds that some of her friends are coming around to her way of thinking. Korzen is the author of Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap.
  • Outgoing NY Governor May Have A Future In Radio
    After last month's elections, there are a lot of lame-duck politicians looking for their next jobs. David Paterson has only one month left as New York Governor, but he seems to have found his new career. Paterson spent Wednesday co-hosting a call-in radio sports program.
  • WikiLeaks: U.S. Concerned About Pakistan's Nukes
    The deluge of WikiLeaks has reached one more key American relationship -- that between the U.S. and Pakistan. The cables describe concerns that have come up again and again: Pakistan's support of the Taliban and the safety of the country's nuclear program.
  • Rio Police Raid Slums, Clean Up Drug Strongholds
    Brazilian authorities are engaged in a deadly war against lawless slums that sprawl over the city's hills. Many have long been no-go zones for police. But recently, security forces have fought back, successfully reclaiming some of the worst areas. It's part of the city's effort to gentrify the slums ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Foreclosure Sales Slump In 3rd Quarter
    Foreclosure sales fell 25 percent in the quarter ending in September, according to the listing firm RealtyTrac. It says the drop is in line with an overall housing slowdown.
  • Obama Reverses Decision Expanding Offshore Drilling
    The Obama administration has announced it's keeping in place an offshore drilling ban in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida. That announcement reversed an earlier policy that would have opened those areas to exploratory drilling.
  • Concerns Grow Over Shortage Of Large Animal Vets
    Farmers and ranchers across the country are complaining that there are fewer and fewer large animal veterinarians to care for their livestock. Many are retiring and new veterinary students are choosing to work with pets during office-hours rather than sick cow at three in the morning.

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