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Nov 5, 2012

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Kai Ryssdal speaks with former Minnesota governor and former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty about the election and his new role as the head of the Financial Services Roundtable. Estimates say a combined $6 billion has been spent on the presidential…

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Buy your 'I voted' stickers now

Nov 5, 2012
Patriotism and civic pride can be yours for just $3.80 per thousand.

Undecided voters, beware of Hello Kitty!

Nov 5, 2012
A passionate plea not to be tempted by a platform of smiles, hugs and rainbows.

Tim Pawlenty on the election and financial regulation

Nov 5, 2012
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty talks about his new role as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, and his plans for the fiscal cliff and financial regulation.

On the fence: A small business owner from Virginia

Nov 5, 2012
With less than a day to go until the nation selects a new president, small business owner Brett Fry's vote will go to the party that will be good stewards of the armed forces.

Silicon Valley gets a reality show

Nov 5, 2012
Geek chic meets Hollywood in Bravo's new show "Start-Ups."

So what can $6 billion buy you?

Nov 5, 2012
The price of this year's campaign spending is what Americans spend every year renting DVDs.

Despite Spanish downturn, many immigrants stay

Nov 5, 2012
A lack of jobs has not convinced many immigrants who came to Spain during better times to leave.

Sandy outages hit food stamp recipients

Nov 5, 2012
Many food stamp recipients in New York lost access to food after Sandy because stores couldn't swipe electronic benefits cards.
A man shops for groceries by flashlight at an East Village grocery store in New York on Oct. 30, 2012 as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Businesses face post-Sandy challenges

Nov 5, 2012
Some New York stores have products but can't ship them. Others can't get merchandise, and more importantly, wonder whether shoppers will return.

Kai Ryssdal speaks with former Minnesota governor and former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty about the election and his new role as the head of the Financial Services Roundtable. Estimates say a combined $6 billion has been spent on the presidential campaigns by President Obama and Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, the power outages in New York caused by Superstorm Sandy have left many that use food stamps helpless and hungry. We look at Sandy’s effect on the holiday retail season. And the newest reality show on Bravo shines a light on Silicon Valley.

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