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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.”

When the robots take over, will there be jobs left for us?
As autonomous machines become cheaper and computers smarter, David Pogue of Yahoo Tech explores the ramifications for human employment in a post-robot economy.

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FREQUENT BUYERS: Getting to the point with rewards cards
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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CANDY: Kit Kat in Japan
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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Susan Spencer explores three unusual business models.


“Thrifter” Jade Myers with Susan Spencer.

TRIPTYCH #1: Rags to riches
Thrifters are turning clothes found at second-hand stores and the backs of closets into careers.

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Many happy returns
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.

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

PREVIEW VIDEO: “Pizza Rat” videographer on going viral
In this web exclusive, 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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Brooklyn Lab
Part of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard has been converted into a hub for innovation. Jim Axelrod reports.

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Something silly
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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Give ‘em credit
Businesses in Sardinia are sharing goods and services, and paying for them, using a virtual currency called Sardex. Seth Doane reports.

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Jaclyn Smith with correspondent John Blackstone.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Jaclyn Smith fashions an empire
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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Nina Baez, who runs Pamela’s Green Deli in the Bronx, N.Y. 

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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Examples of Barbour coats. 

FASHION: Barbour coats
It wasn’t the scenic view that made Scotsman John Barbour set up his business along the English coast in 1894, just outside Newcastle — it was the bad weather! For there was money to be made manufacturing and selling clothing to protect people from England’s dampness. 

The family-run Barbour has since become an icon of British industry, outfitting everyone from the Queen to James Bond. Martha Teichner reports.

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

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

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Try to sell these in Wisconsin and you could be thrown in the slammer. 

HOME COOKING: Baking bad
In Wisconsin, selling home-baked cookies can land you to jail. Dean Reynolds reports on a suit challenging a state law that prevents home cooks from making a profit off of goods baked in home kitchens.

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Our ballooning debt
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. Mellody Hobson reports.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

NATURE UP CLOSE: Steelhead trout          

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