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Citigroup Settlement Offers Former Homeowners 'Cold Comfort'

The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.
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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
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Vote On National Harbor Casino Delayed Until Next Monday

The casino along the water on National Harbor is now on hold after the Prince George's County Council delayed a vote on the matter.
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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.
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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.
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At Venice Beach, Rich, Poor And Middle Class Coexist

Economists say lower-income Americans are better off when they live in an area with a diversity of income levels. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports on an area with a wide range of economic diversity, California's Venice Beach.
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Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of

The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.
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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.
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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $10.76. Where will the money come from to pay for the raise?

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