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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden (R) during a business roundtable at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Fresh off his visit to China, Brian looks at how Chinese business works within the state's authoritarian government with The Atlantic's  James Fallows. Plus: NPR's Mara Liasson on national politics; what new U.S. Census numbers reveal about recently transplanted New Yorkers and median income in the city; and an investigation into how state and local government subsidies impact regional economies. 

Fiscal Cliff Back-and-Forth

Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, talks about the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff, and other key Washington news.

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New Census Numbers

WNYC Reporters Arun Venugopal and Ilya Marritz discuss new U.S.-census numbers out about median income and migration into New York City.

More: Arun's Report on New New Yorkers | Ilya's Report on Median Income

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Subsidizing America

Per capita, New Yorkers pay $210 towards business tax subsidies each year. Louise Story, reporter for The New York Times investigations desk, discusses her new series on how business incentives impact local economies.

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Hospitals, Post-Sandy

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul updates the state of area hospitals after the storm.

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China: The Politics of Business

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of China Airborne, talks about the idea that some Chinese businesspeople and intellectuals, including some with strong U.S. ties, support the authoritarian state.

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    Open Phones: Hyper-Local News Brian Missed

    Brian's back from his trip to China today. He kept up on the big news stories, but surely missed lots of hyper-local news. What happened in your town, your school, your block, your community over the last two weeks that we need to know about? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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