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Some Housing Markets Rebound, But Bargains Scarce

The real estate market has turned around in some parts of the U.S., but many buyers aren't seeing true bargains anymore. Investors are driving up prices, and inventory is low, especially for homes priced under $250,000. That's not great news for anyone hoping to buy an affordable house to live in.
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Investing in Main Street

We explore ideas for shifting money from Wall Street to Main Street, and why it might also be a smart investment.

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Europe Pressures U.S. Tech On Internet Privacy Laws

American tech giants are under pressure from Europe to offer stronger privacy options to consumers. Privacy advocates say American Internet users will have the European Union to thank if tighter regulations pass, but the industry says the Europeans are hampering an American success story with regulation.
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Riverdale Park Residents Rebuff Development Plan

Residents of the Riverdale Park neighborhood of Prince George's County voiced their objections Monday to a planned high-density development, which would include, amongst other things, a Whole Foods market.

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In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

With cellphones nearly ubiquitous, fewer people are relying on watches to tell time. But some retailers are doing brisk business marketing watches as fashion statements, or by appealing to shoppers' sense of novelty or nostalgia.
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Energy Transfer Partners To Buy Sunoco For $5.3B

The acquisition would give Energy Transfer the capability to transport crude and other liquid hydrocarbons that are being produced in greater quantities thanks to the boom in shale drilling.

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