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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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 10 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 219 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.