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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, December 22, 2011

House Republicans agreed to the two-month payroll tax cut extension. Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Zweig talks about presidential candidate Ron Paul's big investments. A new proposal wants law schools to disclose their graduates' earnings. A group putting on ads trying to bring awareness to famine may not in fact be providing fundamental aid to Somalians. It's been a rough year for Europe, but that's not stopping Germans from celebrating the holidays. Commentator and podcaster Nate DiMeo writes an open letter to his daughter's toys. And we hear about the science behind our gift preferences.

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