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  • Avoiding Another Government Shutdown Moves To Front Burner
    On Capitol Hill, another red-letter budget deadline is fast approaching. The Senate and House budget chairs are working toward an agreement on spending levels that they are supposed to be announced by the end of next week.
  • Planet Money Explores The Economics Of T-Shirts
    Our Planet Money team is making a T-shirt and following the shirt around the world as it gets manufactured — from the farms where the cotton is grown to the factories where the shirts are sewn together. All this week on Morning Edition and All Things Considered we'll be hearing stories about the fascinating world behind that T-shirt.
  • Cleveland Celebrates 30 Years Of 'A Christmas Story'
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the movie A Christmas Story. The holiday film has grown a cult following over the years, but it has taken on a special importance in Cleveland, where some of the scenes were shot.
  • Deadly Derailment Is Latest Accident For N.Y. Commuter Train Line
    At least four people are dead after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in New York on Sunday morning. This past summer, a freight train carrying trash derailed on the other side of the curve. And in May, two Metro-North trains collided in Connecticut, injuring more than 70 people.
  • School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say
    Teenagers say their parents often don't realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.
  • Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times
    Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.
  • Coast Guard Proposes Rule For Transporting Fracking Leftovers By Barge
    Natural gas drillers want the U.S. Coast Guard to allow them to transport tens of millions of gallons of fracking wastewater on the nation's waterways. Federal law doesn't consider that wastewater to be hazardous, but the Coast Guard does.
  • Russian Companies Fret Over Cost Of Sochi Games
    In the rush to the Winter Olympics opening, Russian President Putin is bracing for a fight. His government will demand the country's biggest companies stand firm on commitments to the bankroll the games, according to an upcoming issue of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. David Greene talks to Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker about why some of Russia's wealthiest industrialists are concerned.
  • Besides The Olympics, What Will $50 Billion Get You?
    Russia is reportedly spending nearly $50 billion on the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. That is an Olympic record. And according to the website BuzzFeed.com, it's almost five times Hollywood's domestic box office.
  • White House Confident Insurance Website Is Working Better
    In this, the first week of December, the Obama administration says it has met its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled healthcare.gov web site. And it says people should be able to sign up for health insurance. So, is it fixed and when will we know for sure?

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