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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

As they debate how to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" in Washington, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks about what he thinks the president and congress should do to resolve it. Plus: charitable giving post-election and post-Sandy; journalist and author Pete Hamill on his new book of stories; why Intrade is shutting its doors to U.S. customers; the Mexican president-elect visits Washington; and the danger of consuming energy drinks. 

Paul Krugman on the "Fiscal Cliff"

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, Nobel Prize-winning economist, and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington and how he thinks it should be resolved.


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Giving Check-In 2012

With so much money having been donated for Sandy relief and during the election cycle, many non-profits are worried that there will be a “giving hangover” this holiday season. Sol Adler, CEO of 92nd Street Y and founder of "Giving Tuesday", and Willie Rapfogel, executive director of Met Council, a social service agency, discuss how organizations are looking to raise money and the possibility of deduction reform as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

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Pete Hamill's Brooklyn Stories

Pete Hamill, journalist, former editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News, and author of The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories, talks about his new collection of stories reflecting life in Kings County.

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Intrade Pulls Out of the U.S.

Emily Lambert, associate director of Intellectual Capital at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses why U.S. regulators sued Intrade and why Intrade is closing its doors to U.S. customers.


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Mexico and the U.S. in Obama's Second Term

Shannon O'Neil, senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, analyzes President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico’s visit to the White House yesterday. What does Peña Nieto’s election mean for the US-Mexico relationship and what did he and the President discuss in their first tête-à-tête?

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Food vs. Drug

Barry Meier, reporter for The New York Times covering business, public health and the law, talks about the FDA's investigation into energy drink-related deaths, and how the agency regulates products that straddle the line between food and drug.

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