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Girl Scout Troops Look To Sell Real Estate

Citing lower attendance and increased maintenance costs, Girl Scout groups across the country say their camps have cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The proposed closures have outraged many Scouts and troop leaders, who say the camps are a central part of the Scouting experience.
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What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

The Bank of Canada is denying it has given its new plastic $100 bills a maple syrup scent. The rumor is that the new bills contain a scratch-and-sniff section.
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The Business And Science Of Storm Shelters

There are no definitive numbers on how many people were saved by storm shelters in the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla. There's little doubt that those who sought cover in previously-installed underground shelters and safe rooms were protected. Still, most people in high-risk areas don't have them.
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Liberty Reserve Charged In $6 Billion Money-Laundering Conspiracy

Prosecutors called the website the "PayPal for criminals," saying it allowed users to transfer money without leaving a trace.
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Does Canada's $100 Bill Smell Like Maple Syrup? Many Say So

After a new version of the bill was introduced in 2011, the Bank of Canada heard from dozens of people who were convinced that it included a maple-scented scratch-and-sniff patch. The bank says it didn't do that. But imagine: What might be a good scent for U.S. bills?
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Home Prices Post Biggest Jump Since 2006

It's now clear that the housing sector has bounced back from its long downturn. In March, prices had the biggest year-over-year gain since early 2006.
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Community Funded Development

We look at how crowdfunded investment might shape development locally and nationwide.

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Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

High costs and minimal insurance coverage may be keeping adults out of the hearing aid market. Private companies are trying to lower prices by selling the devices directly online, but specialists warn that comes with its own costs.

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