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We Stand At The Doorstep Of A Foreclosed House. Then We Go In

We tag along with a real estate agent whose job is to investigate a foreclosed house in Florida.
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Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle recently traveled to Arizona, where many people have been dropped from the welfare program. Republican leaders now want to apply the changes made to the welfare program to other aspects of the social safety net, such as Medicaid and food stamps.
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Where Does America Get Oil? You May Be Surprised

America is still dependent on foreign oil, but the sources are changing. Think Canada, Latin America and Africa. The Middle East is well down the list. What does this mean for America's foreign policy?
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Jobless Claims Rose By 13,000 Last Week

There were 380,000 first-time claims, the most in a single week since January. It's another sign that the labor market's rebound may be slowing.
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Divorce Boom: Breaking Up at 50+

Divorce is becoming less common overall, but among those 50+ the rate is on the rise. We explore the reasons why and find out what happens when divorce and retirement coincide.

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The Problems With Pennies

It's time to kill the penny. That's what Daniel Akst argues in a recent op-ed on Newsday.com. "Pennies," he writes, "are a pain in the neck, only more so because they're worthless." While the penny isn't quite worthless, it does cost more than two cents to create each one.
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Fed Won't Raise Rates Soon, Reserve Bank President Says

The Federal Reserve's policymakers seem to be reluctant to consider any more efforts to inject a monetary stimulus into the U.S. economy — but that doesn't mean you should expect the central bank to raise interest rates any time soon.

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