Take Two for November 30, 2012

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Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's new president, takes power this weekend. He inherits a nation that's suffering from a long-running conflict against drug traffickers and an economy that's improving, but is still struggling.
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As we heard, some folks believe Mexico has the potential to become the next China when it comes to trade with the U.S. Recently, China has ceded some of its manufacturing business to Mexico, Latin America's second-largest economy.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

NASA downplays hyped 'historic' breakthrough claims

A few weeks ago space fans on the Internet were buzzing with excitement over an upcoming Mars-related announcement.
Mountain Pine Beetle
The mountain pine beetle is the size of a grain of rice, but it has recently destroyed large swaths of forests in the US and Canada.
Kraft Agree A Takeover Deal For Cadburys
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show join the show to give this weekend's conversation starters.
House Speaker Boehner Holds News Conference On Impending Fiscal Cliff
James Rainey of the LA Times and Heidi Moore of The Guardian chew on the week's big stories, including developments in fiscal cliff negotiations, events in Syria and Egypt, Susan Rice's chances as a candidate for Sec.
GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns Day After Final Debate
Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't expect to lose the race, and recently released information may show why.
U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election
And now some breaking election results! I know, that sounds weird, right? Seeing as it's been 24 days since the election.Later today, the Los Angeles County Registrar will update the vote tally in the race for the 50th Assembly District which includes Marina Del Rey.
Silver Linings Playbook
Jacki Weaver, star of "Silver Linings Playbook," joins the show to talk about the film, mastering the Philadelphia accent and playing Robert DeNiro's wife.
"The Office" Stars Kate Flannery And Oscar Nunez Support Quill.com's Launch Of Dunder Mifflin Paper

Dunder Mifflin and success in reverse product placement

"The Office" may be in its final seasons on NBC, but Dunder Mifflin — the paper company that Dwight, Pam et al. work for — will live on. That's because the company has crossed over into the real world.
Anschutz Co Announces Plan To Sell AEG Subsidiary

Downtown LA residents to vote on tax to fund streetcar

This weekend marks the last opportunity for residents in downtown Los Angeles to vote on a special property tax. It would fund construction of a four-mile electric streetcar in their neighborhood.
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The dos and don'ts of dealing with customer service

It's been a week since the shopping extravaganzas of Black Friday and by now, you might be getting frustrated dealing with painful returns and exchanges.
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