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New Mortgage Program Helps Cambodia's Poor Find Better Homes

An innovative new loan program in Cambodia targeting low-income residents is a throwback to the days when bankers got to know their customers — and trusted them.
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Google Sells Guidebook Brand Back To Frommer

After buying the company last year, Google decided to stop printing Frommer's travel guides. The founder of the brand now says Google has agreed to sell the company back to him. Arthur Frommer says he will continue to print the travel guides — in addition to publishing them electronically.
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For Right Price, You Could Own Buzz Aldrin's Toothbrush

Heritage Auctions is selling items that have gone to the moon. The bidding for Buzz Aldrin's light blue,Lactona toothbrush starts at $9,000. You can also bid on Apollo astronaut Richard Gordon's comb.
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Looking Ahead To Friday's Unemployment Report

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, for a preview of what Friday's jobs report is likely to say about the U.S. economy. The stock market is setting records and though profits are up, wages are stagnant.
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Product Chief Is Out At See-Through-Pants-Plagued Lululemon

Two weeks after being embarrassed by the news that some of its yoga pants were far too sheer, the company says it's reorganizing some of its leadership.
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Jobless Claims Rise; Friday's Employment Report Likely To Show Slow Job Growth

There have been several signs in recent days that job growth eased in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds its data. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.7 percent, while employers added a relatively modest 200,000 jobs to their payrolls.
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Lawyers Join Doctors To Ease Patients' Legal Anxieties

A compatible medical-legal partnership may sound like an oxymoron. But in hospitals and clinics across the country, doctors are welcoming lawyers into their practices. They say a lawyer may be just the prescription for some patients with intractable legal needs.

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