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Rundown for December 4, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 14 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."