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The Chinese government is sponsoring cyber-espionage to attack top U.S. companies. The dreaded sequester is affecting all of Washington, D.C. Scott Tong takes a look at the Simpson-Bowles proposal to reduce the U.S. deficit. We explore how diamond thieves made…

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What to do with an old cell phone: Sell it!

Feb 19, 2013
Consumers are sitting on $33 billion worth of old, unused mobile phones.

Who are these budget-cutters, Simpson and Bowles?

Feb 19, 2013
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, with their second plan for cutting the deficit, get attention because their proposals fall in the middle between political extremes.

Nation's capital gripped by 'sequester stress'

Feb 19, 2013
D.C. denizens turn to happy hours, cigarettes to cope with looming budget cuts.

How stress and competition can improve your life

Feb 19, 2013
A new book breaks down the scientific nature of competition and risk, and finds that by balancing risk more effectively, women often outperform men in financial fields.

Pardon me, is that an old Grey Poupon commercial?

Feb 19, 2013
Kraft dusts off its famous ad for the Oscars in a nostalgic attempt to cut the mustard.

A glimpse of what legal status means for the undocumented

Feb 19, 2013
Deferred Action allows the children of undocumented immigrants to work legally in the U.S., but only temporarily.

Don't freak out (yet) about 'scary' Chinese cyber attacks

Feb 19, 2013
The New York Times reported that China is sponsoring cyber espionage on the United States. Kim Zetter from Wired talks about whether this should scare us or not.

$50 million in stolen diamonds, and no one to buy them

Feb 19, 2013
Armed robbers who stole gems worth an estimated $50 million from Brussels airport may find the diamonds tough to get rid of. Even if they get away with the crime, they may only get a fraction of what the stones…

The Chinese government is sponsoring cyber-espionage to attack top U.S. companies. The dreaded sequester is affecting all of Washington, D.C. Scott Tong takes a look at the Simpson-Bowles proposal to reduce the U.S. deficit. We explore how diamond thieves made away with millions in diamonds at the Brussels Airport. Dijon mustard brand Grey Poupon is trying to make a comeback. And Deferred Action, the immigration plan that allowed some immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to avoid deportation, celebrates its one-year anniversary.

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