Today's Takeaway | December 7, 2012

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Job seekers look for employment at a job fair in Los Angeles on September 20, 2010 Job seekers look for employment at a job fair in Los Angeles on September 20, 2010 (Getty)

The Changing Value of a College Degree | A Map for Finding Our Fiscal Way | Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen | Olympus Whistleblower Speaks Out | Harry Reid's New Year's Resolution? Filibuster Reform | Jim DeMint Exits Senate for Heritage Foundation | Edward Burns on Directing, Acting and the Holidays

When a College Degree Doesn't Matter in the Job Creation Equation

The US Labor Department releases its monthly employment numbers this morning. With every job lost or gained, there’s at least one economist wagging his or her finger about how the val...

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A Map for Finding Our Fiscal Way

There are likely many images that spring to mind when considering the "fiscal cliff," but for the dean of Columbia Business School, Glenn Hubbard, the looming austerity crisis brings ...

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Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit refugee camps in Turkey today, but life for Syrian exiles is deteriorating quickly as cold sets in and food runs out. Dr. Luay Alkotob just...

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New Movie Releases: 'Playing for Keeps,' 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Every Friday The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, share their thoughts on the major film releases of the week. This week’s releases include "Playing for K...

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Edward Burns on Directing, Acting and the Holidays

The holiday season is usually a time filled with family celebrations. For actor, writer and producer Edward Burns, that means it's also a time to explore the comedy and drama inherent...

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Olympus Whistleblower Speaks Out

You might know them for their cameras, but Japanese company Olympus is responsible for one of the largest financial scandals in recent memory. Former CEO Michael Woodford blew the wh...

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As DeMint Steps Down, Reid Pushes for Filibuster Reform in Senate

With the election behind us and several new Democrats on their way to Washington, Senate majority leader Harry Reid intends to push controversial filibuster reform through Congress. B...

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