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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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How Much Do You Pay To Maintain Your 401(K)?

Consumers pay an estimated $30 - $60 billion a year in 401(k) management fees. But the average American has no idea how much they pay or that they pay any fees at all, according to the AARP. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Ian Salisbury of SmartMoney Magazine about the fees and the call by consumer advocates for more transparency.
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The 'Illegal Procedure' Of Paying College Athletes

For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.
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Los Angeles Dodgers To Be Sold In Historic Deal

A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson agreed Tuesday night to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion. The price would shatter the mark for a North American sports franchise, topping the $1.1 billion Stephen Ross paid for the NFL's Miami Dolphins in 2009.

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