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This Morning from CBS News, December 27, 2016

Not so fast

Even though President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees will be going before a Republican-controlled Senate for confirmation, many are controversial and could face tough questioning and perhaps even difficulty gaining approval. Nine nominees have been rejected in the past -- beginning with Andrew Jackson treasury secretary pick Roger Taney in 1834 -- and we fill you in on all of them.

Paying the price

Many states have been imposing crippling fines for a variety of offenses -- some as minor as traffic tickets -- as a way to close budget gaps. Those who can’t pay can end up behind bars -- meaning the poor have been bearing a disproportionate share of the burden, studies find.

Killer or booster?

Computers powered by artificial intelligence are smart enough to threaten a range of jobs. But Genpact CEO NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan says the bigger question is how many jobs AI will ultimately create. He should know: Genpact, a former unit of General Electric, provides what it calls “digitally powered” business process services that rely on ever-more intelligent tech to a range of corporate clients.

Balancing act

If you’re like most people in the stock market, your investments largely consist of mutual funds. But how can you tell if your portfolio has the right balance of stocks and bonds? We examine how rebalancing your mutual fund holdings is critical to avoiding investment losses and earning a healthy return.

Take advantage

Year-end is a great time to work out your family’s college selection strategy, especially your payment options. We list a number of steps to help you zero in on the best schools for your offspring -- with the best aid packages you’re likely to qualify for.

Harrowing tale

A Pennsylvania family is sharing an incredible story of survival. The Kleins got stranded last week on their way to the Grand Canyon. Karen Klein left her husband and 10-year-old son to begin a long and dangerous journey to find help. But they all survived the freezing temperatures and treacherous conditions. Here’s how.

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Science and Tech

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