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Bank of America To Donate Some Foreclosed Homes

Bank of America announced this week it will give away 2,500 distressed homes to military vets and to other charities for people who are in need.
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Willing To Play The Dating Game With Your Food? Try A Grocery Auction

Grocery auctions find eager buyers for food that is discontinued, seasonal or near its sell-by date. The food is generally still good after its sell-by date, and these auctions may be one answer to America's growing food waste problem.
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Drought Extends Reach, Some Farmers Ready To Quit

The federal government has declared an additional 23 counties to be disaster areas. And the latest crop estimates indicate more than half of the corn planted this year is doing poorly. Parched lands hurt everyone from farmers and ranchers to barge operators and commodity traders.
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Why Do Taxpayers Subsidize Farmers' Insurance?

Taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize crop insurance. Economists don't like it. Neither do some farmers.
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In Japan, Mobile Startups Take Gaming To Next Level

An estimated one out of every three Japanese are signed up to play games on their cell phones, helping to grow a mobile gaming juggernaut that's currently dominated by a few Japanese startups. Now, those same startups are eyeing a new playing field — the U.S.

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