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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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November 30 5 Comments

Fighting To Get The Story Out In ‘Dateline – Saigon’

The film tells the story of five journalists who fought to reveal the truth about the Vietnam War. They all went on to win Pulitzer Prizes.

November 30 14 Comments

EmiSunshine: A Country Music Star At Age 11

The Nashville singer-songwriter talks about her music and what it's like to be a kid on tour with her family.

November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 9 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.