It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Americans generate an extra 25 million tons of trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's. The lights, the trees and all the wrapping paper really add up. But there may be ways to trim the waste and stay jolly as ever. Caitlan Carroll reports.
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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