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Rundown for December 4, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

What Raising Taxes, Avoiding Fiscal Cliff Mean For Average Investors

Oracle is the latest company to pay dividend income early, out of fear of tax increases. Pictured above, President Obama discusses the fiscal cliff with some of the nation’s governors.

12:15 PM EST 27 Comments

Understanding A Son With Asperger’s, With Help From Clinton And Bush

Former White House correspondent Ron Fournier simply couldn’t understand his young son Tyler. That is, until two former presidents helped him learn to accept his son’s autism.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Superstorm Sandy Could Mean More Premature Births

A series of studies following natural disasters shows expectant mothers in storm-ravaged areas were more likely to have low birth weight and pre-term babies.

12:40 PM EST 3 Comments

What Gets Cut In Sequestration

If no deal is reached by January 2 to avoid the fiscal cliff, the so-called sequestration would kick-in, meaning $1.2 trillion in across the board spending cuts over 10 years.

12:50 PM EST 5 Comments

Wine Questions? A Top Critic Has Answers

We pick the brain of Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic and author of “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.”

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."