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Morning Money Links: Hitting the ceiling on debt; Google leads tech-stock comeback; tanning salons see ruin

December 23, 2009 | 11:07 am

--- When $12.1 trillion is not enough: The Senate gets ready to lift the Treasury’s borrowing limit to accommodate another wave of deficit financing. The Cato Institute's Richard Rahn fears we're nearing the tipping point on the U.S. debt load.

--- One less source of federal income: Wells Fargo completes its repayment of $25 billion in federal aid under the TARP program, which brought the Treasury $1.44 billion in dividends over the last year.

--- Google shares have topped $600 for the first time since January 2008. Why Wall Street is back in love with tech this year.

--- Tanning salons see ruin from proposed tax in the healthcare bill.

--- Year-end list of the day: Caroline Baum on the six most overused words or phrases of 2009. And yes, "new normal" is No. 1.

-- Tom Petruno

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