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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, December 3, 2012

The holiday season is for giving but the National Retail Federation expects shoppers to spend up to 20 percent of their holiday budget on themselves. The American Psychiatric Association has said compulsive hoarding should now be classified as a mental illness. Bank of America has announced that it will delay debit card fees again. Five states are extending their school year with hopes of boosting student achievement in the U.S. Felix Salmon from Reuters explains the Argentine sovereign debt situation and why it has been taken to court. And we hear about how one professional baseball player has written a provision in his contract to protect himself from the fiscal cliff.

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