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4:31 am
Tue December 18, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 6:00 am

McKenna Pope, 13, of New Jersey wanted to get an Easy Bake Oven for her little brother, but didn't want him thinking the purple and pink toy was just for girls. Forty-thousand signatures later, Hasbro has now shown McKenna a prototype of a new silver, blue and black oven. The company says the gender-neutral toy will be on shelves next summer.

Business
4:31 am
Tue December 18, 2012

The Latest On 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 5:40 am

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met in person again Monday to discuss a budget deal that would undo the massive tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. The Republican leader has offered to increase tax rates on people who make over $1 million. The president has responded with a counteroffer.

Around the Nation
4:25 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Children's Shooting Deaths Leave Small Town Numb

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 5:07 am

Newtown, Conn., is still reeling from the shock of last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sadness is everywhere as the first of many funerals were held Monday. The police investigation continues but most of the big questions about the attack remain unanswered at this time.

Asia
4:25 am
Tue December 18, 2012

U.S. Nervous About Japan's New Prime Minister

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 5:07 am

The Obama administration will soon be dealing with new leadership in Japan. Over the weekend, Japanese voters returned a former prime minister to the country's top job. Shinzo Abe took an assertive stand on several issues during the election, sparking concern in the U.S. his win could stir up tension in the region.

Business
4:25 am
Tue December 18, 2012

How Adoption Tax Credit Benefits Families

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 5:07 am

As the "fiscal cliff" nears, Morning Edition evaluates some of the deductions and credits that are in the tax code. As part of our 12 Days of Tax Deductions, David Greene examines the Adoption Tax Credit, which supports families who adopt children from foster care, as well as infant and international adoptions.

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