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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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How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 4 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.