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Due to Fiscal Cliff, Obama likely back in D.C. day after Christmas
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Poor President! He’ll Have To Cut Short Hawaii Christmas Holiday Due to Budget

Instead of hanging loose until nearly the end of the year, President Obama will likely be back in D.C. Wednesday.

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Charity giving goes up during holidays
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Are We Asked to Give Too Much During the Holidays? [POLL]

It's been proven time and time again. Americans are the most charitable citizens in the world.  Even foreigners think so. The Christian Science Monitor last year ran the results of a study conducted by interviewing people from 152 other countries across the globe and the U.S. came in first -- again. The New York Times says, depending on the year, Americans donate anywhere from $229 to $295 billion to charitable causes of all types.

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Obama set to hit up corporations for inauguration costs
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Obama Reverses Course on Corporate Donations for Inauguration

While past presidents have accepted corporate donations to help pay for the cost of the inauguration, Obama appears to have forgotten his 2009 pledge.

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Wal-mart Black Friday protests fizzle
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Black Friday-Did Union Protests Affect Wal-mart Or Not? Evidence Says No.

If you watched the 'news', you might have thought it was pandemonium outside every Wal-mart across the U.S.

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Black Friday shopping
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Holiday Shopping Now Starts Before Black Friday or Cyber Monday — Dollars and Sense

While some fanatical Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are already at the gates waiting to assault the holiday-shopping season with their fearsome craving for stuff, some retail analysts say the gates are actually open now and the race is already in progress.

Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist for Booz and Company says, “Cyber Monday has begun, essentially. No question about it.”

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Hostess Going Out Of Business – CEO Blames Union for Collapse [POLL]

As one critic put it, sometimes workers bite the hand that feeds them, but rarely do they "eat it."

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What Will Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year? — Dollars and Sense

The price of Thanksgiving is going up this year, but not as much as you might think.

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Jay Inslee takes over as governor
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Gov. Jay Inslee-What Can We Expect In The Future? Decision 2012

With the concession of Rob McKenna, Jay Inslee becomes Washington's next governor. What can we expect to see in the future?

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Inmates
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Are Federal Prisoners Taking Jobs From Law-Abiding Citizens?

There are currently thousands of inmates employed, at extremely low wages, in federal prisons all across the country manufacturing a myriad of products to be sold strictly to government agencies. Yet, while some argue that paying convicted felons to work in these factories is a good way of teaching them skills that can be used in civil society, others say that it takes jobs away from upstanding citizens at a time of economic difficulty.

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Decision 2012-legalizing marijuana in Washington
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The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana in Washington.

With I-502 passing, Washington State will now begin the process of legally selling marijuana to persons "of age" in limited quantities. What could be the long-term effects?

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