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Instead of the $240 billion taxpayers were expected to lose from the bank bailout, Fed chief Bernanke says it will only be $40 billion. That leaves $200 billion to help pay down the federal budget deficit, right? Maybe not. John Dimsdale reports.
World leaders have criticized the U.S. for failing to pass a law cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But the EPA is giving President Obama at least something to point to. Sarah Gardner reports.
When the economy was collapsing, grocery stores and pharmacies lured shoppers with lower-priced brands. But as the economy recovers, big household goods companies need a way to get their business back. Alisa Roth reports.
With gifts to buy and holiday parties to attend, December is a tough month to take control of your impulses. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal on how to counteract problematic impulses.
If you've got the money, Sir Richard Branson has the spacecraft to rocket you into space. The long-awaited SpaceShipTwo has finally been unveiled. Bob Moon reports.
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