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Virginia's Small Businesses Show Growth Through Downturn

Small businesses on Virginia's main streets have been surprisingly resilient through the economic downturn, a new study from the University of Virginia finds.

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VA Hospital Recuits Mental Health Providers

A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Milwaukee has begun recruiting for additional mental health providers. It's part of a nationwide effort to bring on about 1,600 new psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to reduce wait times for treatment.
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Limited Supply Of Hotel Rooms Forces Prices Higher

The hotel industry is making a comeback after being badly hit by the financial crisis. Linda Wertheimer talks to Barbara DeLollis, who reports on the hotel industry for USA Today, about how hotels are recovering.
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The Farmer And The Commerce Clause

Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
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Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Loans

The former Countrywide Financial Corp. made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with people on Capitol Hill, according to a House report being released Thursday. Countrywide's subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis.
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EX-Barclays CEO Apologizes To British Panel

The former head of the bank Bob Diamond apologized for "reprehensible behavior" in testimony before a British parliamentary committee Wednesday. But he complained the bank had been unfairly singled out for manipulating banking loan interest rates.

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