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Dec 27, 2012

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The U.S will hit its $16 trillion debt ceiling -- we explore how this affects the fiscal cliff. Jeremy Hobson talks to Memphis mayor AC Wharton about what happens to his city if we do go over the cliff. The…

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Gum shop busted for selling candy cigarettes

Dec 27, 2012
A gum store in St. Paul, Minn., was caught for selling candy cigarettes, which are banned because they're said to encourage smoking.

The business of selling pot...legally

Dec 27, 2012
The growing use of medical marijuana and the legalization of recreational use in two states have created more opportunities for pot entrepreneurs.

Memphis mayor to feds, 'Do something!'

Dec 27, 2012
Memphis, Tenn., is the poorest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census. And Mayor AC Wharton worries that inaction on the fiscal cliff would have a drastic impact on already cash-strapped residents.

Head of EPA made progress, despite lack of support

Dec 27, 2012
Administrator Lisa Jackson pushed through rules limiting emissions despite opposition from energy industry and little backup from the Obama administration.

Bus travel picks up speed in Midwest

Dec 27, 2012
There’s a new trend emerging that is rivaling the car and even some airlines.

Should we worry about U.S. debt?

Dec 27, 2012
Raising the debt ceiling used to be routine. Is now really different than before?

Plenty of changes for gun shop owners after Newtown shooting

Dec 27, 2012
Frank Gerstenkorn is the owner of a gun shop in Cheyenne, Wy. He says if a ban on assault weapons is put into place, his store will have to make some adjustments in order to stay profitable.

Sha-moolah! SeaWorld plans to go public

Dec 27, 2012
Private-equity group Blackstone plans a public stock offering of SeaWorld Entertainment. The home of Shamu is now profitable but heavily indebted.

The U.S will hit its $16 trillion debt ceiling — we explore how this affects the fiscal cliff. Jeremy Hobson talks to Memphis mayor AC Wharton about what happens to his city if we do go over the cliff. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Lisa Jackson has announced that she will be stepping down. SeaWorld is going public. Curbside buses have extended their routes for the holiday travel season, even through not-so-populated places. And with 18 states and the District of Columbia now permitting medical use of cannabis with a prescription, along with Washington and Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana, there’s a rise in opportunity for “pot-trepreneurs.”

Music from the episode

Auld Lang Syne B.B. King