​This week on "Sunday Morning" (Aug. 6): The Money Issue

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Last Updated Aug 6, 2017 4:27 AM EDT

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Our annual "Money Issue" digs into the world of money -- the various ways people generate income, how they save or spend it, and how technology and social media are changing our economy. CBS News Financial Contributor Mellody Hobson anchors this special edition of "Sunday Morning," portions of which were originally broadcast on April 9, 2017.

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Robots making pizza? 

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COVER STORY: What jobs will be left in a robotic nation? | Watch Video
As autonomous machines become cheaper and computers smarter, David Pogue of Yahoo Finance explores the ramifications for human employment in a post-robot economy.

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FREQUENT BUYERS:
Getting to the point with rewards cards | Watch Video
Accruing points or miles can save clever shoppers thousands of dollars on travel, but experts warn there are hazards. Anna Werner reports.

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SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
Susan Spencer explores three unusual business models.

TRIPTYCH #1: Something silly | Watch Video
It's not your grandfather's Silly Putty; Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty comes in a variety of colors, and can even be magnetized.

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SHOPPING:
Many happy returns | Watch Video
Some retailers and online shopping sites have very liberal return policies -- even taking back merchandise they can't sell again -- in order to satisfy their customers. Tracy Smith examines why companies' return policies count on psychology to make them pay off.

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A baby covered in peanut butter, Chewbacca Mon, and Pizza Rat - all international celebrities thanks to viral video.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: Turning viral videos into money machines | Watch Video
Jukin Media markets the wild, funny and absurd moments captured on video, making international stars of Chewbacca Mom and Pizza Rat. Barry Petersen reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Pizza Rat" videographer on going viral
Aspiring actor and comedian Matt Little talks with correspondent Barry Petersen about how he captured a quintessential New York City scene - a rat dragging a whole slice of pizza down the stairs of a subway station - that became an online sensation. 

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TRIPTYCH #2:
 Rags to riches | Watch Video
Thrifters are turning clothes found at second-hand stores and the backs of closets into careers.

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CANDY: Japan really loves Kit Kat bars | Watch Video
Kit Kat candy is exceedingly popular in Japan, where there are dozens more varieties and flavors of the chocolate snack than the single flavor available in the U.S. Mo Rocca reports.

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Jaclyn Smith with correspondent John Blackstone.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Jaclyn Smith fashions an empire | Watch Video
The former Charlie's Angel took her love of design and created a brand, encompassing clothing lines, home decor, and now skin care products. John Blackstone reports.

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PHOTO ALBUM: 
Living on one dollar a day | Watch Video
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée Byer captures the faces of extreme poverty. Tony Dokoupil reports.

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What's not to love? An app that that matches people according to common dislikes.

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TRIPTYCH #3: Hater, the dating app for what you hate | Watch Video
Instead of matching people based on shared likes, Hater will fix you up with someone who hates what you do.

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CORNER STORE: Bodegas, the life blood of New York City neighborhoods | Watch Video
From the outside, it looks like a nothing-special corner grocery. But a bodega -- a real New York City bodega -- is so much more. Maria Hinojosa visits a few of the 10,000 family-run businesses that dot the city.

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CURRENCY:
Creating new wealth on Sardinia, without cash | Watch Video
On the island of Sardinia, thousands of firms are not using traditional money to buy, sell, or pay salaries. They use Sardex, a virtual currency that allows businesses to earn and spend without relying on the euro, or on banks that wouldn't lend. Seth Doane reports on how the Mediterranean island is creating a new kind of wealth. 

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NATURE:
 Sharks (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning off the Bahamas … where sharks patrol the waters!  Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

       
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COMMENTARY: 
Mellody Hobson on our ballooning debt | Watch Video
According to the credit rating agency Equifax, credit card companies issued more than 10 million cards to subprime borrowers last year; that's up 25% from 2014. And it isn't just credit card debt that's growing.

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