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Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One

Willow Tufano's life over the past few months was sort of surreal. She got caught up in two dramas: America's housing market and America's media circus. Now she's trying to get her own reality show.

Remembering Andrew Brimmer, First Black On Federal Reserve's Board

A sharecropper's son, he was appointed to the central bank's board in 1966 and served into 1974. Brimmer went on to serve the nation in other ways, including as chairman of the Washington, D.C., Control Board.

Consumer Confidence Jumps To Pre-Recession Level, Survey Shows

The rise could spell good news for the economy if it means the crucial holiday shopping season will bring strong sales for retailers. It also might be an indicator of how voters will be feeling when they go to the polls.
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From Civil Engineer To Cab Driver

Two D.C. cabbies talk about coming to America from Ethiopia and the struggle they encountered to get jobs in their professions. 


Foreclosure Activity Wildly Different Across U.S.

Foreclosure filings are down to their lowest levels since before the recession. But the declines in activity do not hold true for the whole country.

Obama, Romney On Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Many Americans feel like paying for college seems out of reach. How big is the issue in the presidential campaign? The candidates have offered what boils down to this choice: Either the government spends more to help families pay for college or it spends less to save taxpayers money.

Beep If You Understand Veep Buzzwords

The vice presidential debate is bound to feature lots of budget buzzwords. They may be shorthand for policies that could have huge impacts on taxpayers and the annual $1 trillion budget deficit.

U.S. Foreclosures Drop Dramatically, But The Picture Remains Very Mixed

RealtyTrac, a foreclosure tracking firm, says the foreclosure filings dropped significantly in September. But the report shows they have gone up in states that hadn't had problems until now.