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A Waiting Game For Homeowners Trying To Sell Short

Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. New federal guidelines, though, could now push them to approve those "short sales" faster. But skeptics worry the new rules won't make a big difference.
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Competition Builds For Baltimore's New Carousel

Carousel proposals from two Maryland companies are on the table for Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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Tired Of Mowing Your Lawn? Try Foodscaping It Instead

Interest in food gardening increased during the economic downturn and has stayed pretty steady. Now some people are even turning to landscaping professionals to swap their lawns for something green and edible.
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New Jobs Can't Keep Up With Population Growth

Among the more than 12 million Americans out of work, almost half have been out of work for more than six months. In its latest issue, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine profiles 12 people among these long-term unemployed who have managed to get back into the workforce. Host Guy Raz talks with Josh Green, senior national correspondent with Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Week In News: Jobs And The Campaign Trail

With the unemployment rate climbing to 8.2 percent, the Mitt Romney presidential campaign can focus on the economy as issue No. 1 this November. Host Guy Raz speaks with news analyst James Fallows of The Atlantic about the economic malaise and how it may affect the election.
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Europe's Debt Weighs On U.S. Employers

Some American employers say their businesses are starting to take a hit from the European debt crisis. NPR's Chris Arnold talks to a tour bus operator who relies on European vacationers and a factory owner who's exporting less to Europe and has scaled back hiring plans.
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Implications Of The Facebook Let-Down

Host Scott Simon talks with Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, about the rocky debut of Facebook as a public company and what it means for the markets and the tech industry at large.
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Poor May Jobs Report A Blow To Obama Campaign

Bad numbers for job growth in May spoiled a day of campaigning for President Obama. He says the ailing Eurozone and gas prices have also hurt the U.S.

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