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Former MF Global Exec Takes 5th At Hearing

Members of the House Financial Services Committee were hoping assistant treasurer Edith O'Brien would shed some light on the actions of the firm's CEO, ex-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
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National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash

In a "flash mob," hundreds of people invade a public space to do something in unison. But a "cash mob" adds a mission to that idea. All over the country, crowds of people are being organized on social media sites to invade mom-and-pop stores at a specific day and time to spend money locally.
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Can A Small Town Survive Without Its Bank?

Alburgh, Vt., is on a remote peninsula near the Canadian border. But even though the town is rural, it's always had a bank. So when its citizens learned the People's United Bank branch on Main Street was closing, they feared their community would turn into a ghost town.
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The $200,000-A-Year Nanny

Why is a nanny placement agency more selective than Harvard? The answer includes new money, super talented nannies and a job that consumes their entire lives.
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Spring Brings Some Green Shoots In Housing Market

Housing prices are still falling nationwide, but some analysts see reason for optimism in the real estate market. Home listings are dropping closer to healthy market levels, and some real estate agents report more interest among would-be buyers.
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Despite Losses, Bank Of America CEO Receives Huge Raise

Brian Moynihan received a package worth more than $7.5 million for 2011, when the company's stock lost 58 percent of its value.
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Employment Background Checks: How Far Is Too Far?

As social media grows, hiring managers have started to screen Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as running criminal background checks for potential employees. Some employers are asking applicants to hand over Facebook passwords as well.

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