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5:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Economy

Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:00 pm

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5:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Planet Money

Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:00 pm

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5:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Law

Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:00 pm

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9:51am

Wed January 21, 2015
The Two-Way

Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 12:30 pm

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
Jae C. Hong AP

Google's massive investment in SpaceX gives the tech giant another avenue for its goal of providing Internet access to remote parts of the Earth, and it gives Elon Musk's company money to continue its research on space transport, re-usability and satellite manufacturing.

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6:33am

Wed January 21, 2015
Business

Scandium Middleman Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 1:35 pm

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5:03am

Wed January 21, 2015
Business

To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 12:05 pm

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Mandel Ngan AP

President Obama revved up quickly for his economic victory lap.

"After a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999," President Obama said less than a minute into his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The lap was fueled by cheap gas: "We are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years," he said.

Democrats roared.

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5:02am

Wed January 21, 2015
Economy

Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:40 am

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And it's budget time in many states. Most are now projecting strong growth, even surpluses - not, however, the state of Illinois. There, a gaping budget hole appears to be even bigger than previously thought, as NPR's David Schaper reports.

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2:59am

Wed January 21, 2015
Shots - Health News

Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 4:17 pm

Lou Graham prepares taxes in Connecticut and is ready to answer client questions about the Affordable Care Act.
Jeff Cohen WNPR

Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever, partly because this is the first year that the Affordable Care Act will show up on your tax form.

Tax preparers from coast to coast are trying to get ready. Sue Ellen Smith manages an H&R Block office in San Francisco, and she is expecting things to get busy soon.

"This year taxes and health care intersect in a brand-new way," Smith says.

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7:23pm

Tue January 20, 2015
The Two-Way

J.C. Penney Brings Back Its Print Catalog, After A 5-Year Hiatus

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:05 am

A J.C. Penney store in a Pembroke Pines, Fla., shopping center. The company's resurrected print catalog will be much thinner than its previous "Big Book," which was sometimes 1,000 pages.
J Pat Carter AP

After more than five years away, and at a significantly smaller weight, J.C. Penney Co.'s print catalog is back. The company discontinued its often 1,000-page "Big Book" in 2009 and phased out several smaller, specialty catalogs over the past few years as well. But the company announced this week that it's re-entering the print catalog game.

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4:54pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Politics

Obama Could Get More Cheers From Republicans On Trade

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 11:25 am

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