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  Need to Know, December 14, 2012: Memphis family rewards

Need to Know travels to Memphis, Tennessee to cover the Family Rewards Program – an initiative that aims to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by offering cash incentives.

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  What’s at Stake: Debt and entitlements

We may be in a financial hole now, but the situation is about to get a whole lot worse. Millions of baby boomers are turning 65, which, of course, makes them eligible for Medicare.

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  What’s at Stake: Jobs and taxes

From the beginning of the 2012 presidential campaign, probably no issues have received more attention than jobs and taxes. And perhaps no issues matter more to millions and millions of voters.

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  Need to Know, October 5, 2012: Main Street, Pueblo, Colo.

We travel to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy.

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FII’s Maurice Lim Miller wins a MacArthur

We travel to the Bay Area to examine the Family Independence Initiative, a program designed to help the working poor help themselves emerge from poverty.

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  Behind-the-scenes photo gallery

Filmed at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, Money & Medicine illuminates the powerful forces driving soaring healthcare costs, as well as proven strategies to effectively reign in excessive medical expenses.

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  Hard choices

Need to Know takes an in-depth look at the hard choices made by America’s working poor.

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A stimulus for the middle class

Working Americans need a policymaker like Ben Bernanke working on their behalf. But, unlike the Fed chairman, one who actually has authority over tax and spending policies as well as a mandate to act unilaterally to pursue actions that create jobs and promote shared prosperity, writes contributor Jim Carr.

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  Peter Wallison: Dodd-Frank slowing economy

The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison talks to Jeff Greenfield about how the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill has slowed our economic recovery.

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