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Federal Housing Administration May Need Bailed Out

Reverse mortgages are to blame, and the agency has until Sept. 30 to determine whether it needs to tap the treasury. The FHA commissioner said in a statement that if not for the reverse mortgages, the agency would have had a $4 billion surplus at the end of the year.
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How Will Obama's Budget Affect You?

President Obama released his buget plan Wednesday, two months late. David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the White House proposal. How important is it, really?
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Louvre Shuts Down For 1 Day Over Pickpockets

Workers at the Louvre in Paris say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive. More than 100 employees stopped working Wednesday in protest.
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Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

If you have a CD or book you don't want anymore, you can sell it. The law says that's perfectly legal. But what about an MP3 or an e-book? Can you legally resell your digital goods?
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Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

Hospitality mogul Bill Marriott transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.
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Why Does Anyone Care About Minutes Of Weeks-Old Fed Meetings?

The central bank made a mistake. It sent minutes from its most recent policy meeting to a small group of influential institutions, including some major banks, a day earlier than scheduled. But the minutes are always weeks old. Why are they important? Because they contain clues to the Fed's thinking.

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