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Gen X Takes The Housing Hit; Boomers Only Grazed

The flailing housing market has yet to show major signs of recovery, which is bad news for today's home sellers. But even worse, the slump could permanently reduce the net wealth of an entire generation.
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Would-Be Sellers Become Reluctant Landlords

The rental market provides an alternative for many owners whose homes aren't selling during the housing downtown. But being a landlord can have unanticipated challenges.
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Wanted: Temporary Holiday Workers

Retailers across the country are accepting applications for temporary, seasonal positions, and industry experts say the total number of hires will likely be on par with last year's totals. Scott Detrow of member station WITF visits an outlet mall in Lancaster, Pa., to see how many stores are looking for help.
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Unpaid Interns: Real World Work Or Just Free Labor?

Over 1 million Americans a year work as interns. About half of them are unpaid. Alex Footman was among them, working for the film Black Swan. "This really just seemed like I was just working and wasn't getting paid for it," Footman says. So he is suing for back pay.
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And Then There Were Three: Universal Will Buy EMI

The storied label's recorded music and publishing arms will be divided and sold, trimming the number of major record labels to just three: Sony, Universal and Warner.
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Obama's Trip Focuses On The Pacific

President Obama left Friday for a nine-day trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia. The president is trying to justify this long foreign excursion by saying that it will create American jobs.
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No Firings At SEC For Missing Madoff's Massive Ponzi Scheme

Seven employees were disciplined. But none were dismissed after, an SEC spokesman tells The Washington Post, their performances "before and since the Madoff events" were considered.

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