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Greece Waits For Bailout After Meeting EU Conditions

Greek politicians on Thursday agreed on massive cuts to bring their budgets in line with what the European Union has demanded. It's the latest act in a months-long drama to bring down the Greek debt load.
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Bank Settlement Could Spur More Foreclosures

The multi-billion dollar bank mortgage settlement could have some unanticipated consequences for borrowers in trouble. There will likely be an initial surge of foreclosures. Banks, freed from uncertainty over the investigation, will probably pick up the pace of home seizures. But the foreclosure rate will probably fall over the longer term as banks ease the burden on borrowers through principal reductions.
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Advocates Not Impressed With Foreclosure Settlement

President Obama is touting Thursday's mortgage foreclosure settlement with big banks. Nearly two million people could benefit from the landmark settlement between states and big mortgage companies. But many homeowners and former homeowners are not too excited about the deal.
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Obama To Release Fiscal 2013 Budget Next Week

President Obama will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year on Monday. To find out more about the budget proposal, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal.
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MWCOG: Addressing The Capital Region's Health Before Federal Spending Cuts

David Robertson, executive director for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is stepping down next year, but he has a number of ideas how the region can ride out the cuts to federal spending in the region.

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Birthplace Of 'Robo-Signing' Eyes Deal Critically

On Thursday, the federal government reached a $26 billion deal with the nation's largest banks to compensate homeowners. In Florida, where a lawyer uncovered and named the rushed mortgage-approval process, some lawyers and homeowners say technical issues and trust battles remain for courts and the banks.
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Area Attorneys General See Local Impact Of Mortgage Settlement

A landmark settlement with five major banks will provide some overdue relief for area homeowners, many of whom were the victims of deceptive and and unjust foreclosure processes, including "robo-signing."

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The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts

All four of the remaining Republican presidential candidates have proposed cutting business and personal income taxes — the only difference is by how much.

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