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Dec 25, 2009

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Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Dec 25, 2009
Hip-hop artist The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money, and his thoughts on the economy. We also offer an excerpt from his book, "The Tao of Wu."

Small biz anxious about health reform

Dec 25, 2009
Now that the Senate has approved its health care reform bill, the real work begins on compromise legislation with the House. Meanwhile, small-business owners are anxiously waiting to see how they'll be affected. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Retailers are tightening return policies

Dec 25, 2009
If you're going to be returning Christmas gifts, you might want to beware. With this holiday season having been tough for retailers, the post-holiday returns season may be a challenge. Alica Roth reports.

Culture of debt was driven by GM

Dec 25, 2009
There used to be a time when Americans frowned upon going into debt. But historians say that changed nearly 100 years ago. Stephen Smith looks back on how our debt-driven society hit the gas with General Motors.

Is a partridge in a pear tree affordable?

Dec 25, 2009
What would it cost to deliver everything mentioned in "The 12 Days of Christmas"? Sean Cole tries to find out.