Tax Deal In Works; Deficit Commission To Vote; Korean Tensions Still High

The soon-to-be-released November employment report and the ongoing news of the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, as we've already reported, are among this morning's top stories.

Other news making headlines:

The New York Times: "Obama Seeking Aid For Jobless In Any Deal On Tax Cuts."

Related headline by The Washington Post: "Obama, GOP In Quiet Talks To Extend Tax Cuts."

Morning Edition: "Commission To Vote On Deficit-Slashing Proposal." Host Steve Inskeep talked to Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel about what's likely to happen.

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— BBC News: "South Korea Vows Air Strikes If North Attacks."

The Wall Street Journal: "Holdings Spiked Near Deal Time; Funds In Probe Traded Hot Stocks."

The Buffalo News: "Food, Phones Help Motorists Manage" during snowstorm that "turned the Thruway into the No Way" and stranded hundreds of drivers.

The Plain Dealer: "LeBron Triumphs — And How — In Return To Cleveland."

Chicago Tribune: "Cubs Icon Ron Santo Dies At 70."



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