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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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Justices Hear Arguments On Individual Mandate

The nation's capital is focused on the Supreme Court this week, and that includes members of Congress. Wednesday is the third day justices will hear arguments considering the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul.
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The Good And The Bad Of Kenya's First Oil Strike

For the first time, oil has been discovered in the East African nation of Kenya. The country's energy minister quickly held a news conference. Holding up a bottle of crude, he pledged to make sure oil is a blessing for the people and not a curse. Will Ross of the BBC talks to David Greene about how oil can be a plague on unprepared nations.

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