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Fannie, Freddie Consider Mortgage Write-Downs

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have concluded that giving homeowners a big break on their mortgages would make good financial sense in many cases, NPR and ProPublica have learned. But a key regulator has resisted principal write-downs, and some economists fear they would lead to abuses.
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How A City Goes Broke

Harrisburg, Pa, spent more than $300 million on a garbage incinerator. Now it has more debt per capita than any other U.S. city.
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Obama Returns To Oklahoma Talking Oil

President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.

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Betting Big On D.C.'s Next Big Snack Craze

Could popcorn be the new cupcake in D.C.? These local entrepreneurs are putting all their kernels in one basket and saying yes.
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Washingtonians In Startup-Land: In The Trenches At The Fort

Washington, D.C. isn't known as a mecca for tech startups, but if the folks at The Fort have their way, that soon will change.
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As 'Murdoch's Scandal' Unravels, Many Implicated

Murdoch's Scandal, a new Frontline documentary, examines allegations of phone hacking and bribery that brought down Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World. Criminal and parliamentary investigations are now underway in the U.K., and dozens of journalists and top executives have been arrested.

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