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December 17th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

What pet is right for your family?

Cassandra DePietro, wife of New York Islander's goalie, Rick DePietro and volunteer spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption center talks about pet adoption during the holidays.

Filed under: Living
December 17th, 2010
09:11 AM ET

Pay now or pay later?

Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Texas, who against it the tax deal and congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee who supports the deal debate the cut deal, which is estimated at $858 billion.

Filed under: Politics
December 17th, 2010
08:39 AM ET

Operation Santa: Where you can participate

Even though you still might be behind on shopping for all of those last minute Christmas gifts its not too late to spread the holiday cheer. Pick up a gift for Operation Santa.

The US Postal Service is once again launching the program this year to help you answer one kids Christmas wish.

USA Today has put together a great map with the locations where you can participate. Check it out and participate at a location near you.

Filed under: American Morning
December 17th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

Big Stars, Big Giving: Justin Bieber on getting his fans involved in doing good for others

Editor's Note: In an American Morning original series, "Big Stars, Big Giving," CNN National Correspondent Alina Cho looks at celebrity philanthropy and how these big stars can make a big impact. Through one-on-one interviews with Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Edward Norton, Julianne Moore and Justin Bieber, she shares what causes have become their passions, and how you can get involved. The one-hour special debuts December 24th and airs again on December 25th.

Justin Bieber is the hottest music star on the planet right now. Just 16 years old, he already has philanthropy on his mind. 

He's even getting his fans in on helping others. One dollar of every Justin Bieber concert ticket sold goes to Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools in third-world countries. 

Also, proceeds from his latest CD, "My Worlds Acoustic" will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

For more information on how you can help the organizations close to Justin Bieber's heart, visit:

To learn more on giving, and ways you can make a difference this holiday season, visit Impact Your World.

December 17th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

How to fire your boss

With unemployment rates at 9.8 some young out-of-work people are starting their own businesses. There is a shift from a resume-driven society to one where people create their own jobs on an entrepreneurial level. What advice does Scott Gerber, founder of 'Young Entrepreneur Council' and author of 'Never Get a "Real" Job' tells American Morning how.

Filed under: Economy