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Trillions Earned Under Table As More Work Off Radar

Millions of Americans are officially jobless, but that doesn't mean they're not earning money. To help make ends meet, many unemployed and underemployed people are working in what economists call the 'shadow economy.' Host Michel Martin speaks with Bloomberg economics reporter Joshua Zumbrun about this trend.
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Police: Berezovsky's Death 'Consistent With Hanging'

Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, suggesting that the Russian oligarch committed suicide, although pathologists still have final tests to run.
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Head Of Bank Of Cyprus Quits After Appointment Of Special Administrator

The special administrator is charged with overseeing the bank's restructuring and the absorption of a smaller Cypriot bank.
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Home Prices Rose Again In January, But Consumer Confidence Is Down

The housing sector's recovery continues. Prices were up more than 7 percent in major cities.
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New Atlantic City Casino Files For Bankruptcy

The Revel Casino isn't even a year old yet but Monday it filed for bankruptcy. The move will turn over control to lenders. The hope is that the casino can get rid of more than a billion dollars in debt. But it's not lights out for the glitzy Revel, the casino along with its hotel, theaters, restaurants and night clubs will remain open during the financial restructuring.
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Sequester Forces National Parks To Cut Costs

The National Parks Service is among the federal agencies starting to feel the pain of across-the-board budget cuts. The service is trying to cut spending this spring, rather than in the summer when most visitors tour parks.
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Business Uses Ambulance Perk For Fast Rides

According to reports, ads have started popping up online offering rides around Moscow in ambulances for $200 an hour. Police are keeping a close eye on emergency vehicles after recently stopping one that had the interior of a high-end limousine. The people inside were not medical personnel.
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Ford Unit Apologizes For Demeaning Ads

Ford has said it is sorry for print ads depicting three bound and gagged women stuffed in the trunk of an Indian-made compact car. The ads, created by an Indian agency, were never distributed commercially, and were apparently not intended for release.

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