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Home Prices Haven't 'Turned,' But Some Edged Up As Quarter Ended

The first quarter was another down one. But as it ended — in March — there were slight to modest gains in 12 cities.
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How Firms Can Recover From High-Tech Stumbles

Bloomberg News technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky talks to David Greene about what happens when good gadgets go bad. Whether it's failed hardware or software, how a company handles a botched release has become increasingly important.
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Sotheby's To Auction An Original Apple Computer

Sotheby's is auctioning off an Apple I computer that first came onto the scene in 1976. It's expected to fetch up to $180,000. About six in existence still function.
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Virus Infects Computers Throughout Middle East

Researchers have discovered what they're calling the largest and most sophisticated cyber weapon ever unleashed. It's called Flame, and it's been infecting computers throughout the Middle East — especially in Iran. Analysts describe it as an "attack toolkit" that conceals itself in massive amounts of code and gathers all kinds of information.
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Dire Predictions Amid Another Looming Fiscal Battle

The Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year, along with the payroll tax break; the nation's borrowing authority bumps against its limit; and huge mandatory spending cuts — half targeting defense — are set to kick in. All this could trigger another recession, but Congress is unlikely to do much about it until after November's election.
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American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality

The idea of the American Dream is woven through this country's politics, music and culture. It suggests a belief that hard work pays off, and that children will have a better life than their parents. But as the effects of the economic downturn continue to reverberate, many feel the American Dream is in jeopardy.

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