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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, December 26, 2011

On this day after Christmas, the retail rush gets its final push with deep discounts for shoppers. Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, talk about how they spent their Christmas. We look back at the year in Washington and its gridlock. Simon Johnson, an economist at MIT, talks about global recessions. Hackers allegedly stole a bunch of credit card data but are promising to give all the money it steals to charity. And we look at the economic divide in Silicon Valley.

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