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After The Housing Bust, Revisiting Homeownership

In the wake of the housing crisis, many felt that homeownership — long a key element of the American dream — had moved out of reach. Now, many Americans still aspire to own their own home, and home sales are slowly ticking up around the country.
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Wisconsin Recall: What's At Stake For Unions?

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face off against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barret, in a race that will have major implications for the future of organized labor nationwide. Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Belkin discusses about what's at stake for unions.
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Making Summer Jobs Work For Teens

A report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies finds that less than 30 percent of U.S. teens had jobs in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Though the employment outlook is bleak, there are some strategies for navigating the summer job market.
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Political Implications Of Today's Generation Gap

Some say the gap between younger and older Americans over economic, social and political issues is wider than at any time since the the 1960s. We explore what this could mean for federal spending priorities and the outcome of the 2012 election.

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Latest Sign Of Slowing: Factory Orders Fell In April

Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
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Employers: Qualified Workers Aren't In Jobs Pool

With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
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EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes

The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.
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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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