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After Banks' Mistakes, Homeowners Pick Up Pieces

One family submitted necessary paperwork for a loan modification to Bank of America but was told it wouldn't qualify — until a letter arrived recently that admitted the bank had made a mistake. Regulators are now trying to address the problem on a large scale.
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New York May Become Newest Bike-Sharing Mecca

New Yorkers spent part of this fall pedaling demo versions of a new bike that may become as common as the city's yellow cabs. The city has chosen an Oregon company to set up a fleet of 10,000 rental bikes.
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Police Clear Occupy Oakland Site

Oakland police met little resistance Monday morning as they dismantled the Occupy Oakland campsite in the center of the city.
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A Look At Mortgage Rates And Credit

Guy Raz interviews UCLA finance professor Stuart Gabriel. Gabriel talks about how fixed mortgage interest rates have hit a historic low, but it's harder for homeowners to qualify. He says credit is cheap and tight — two things we never used to see. He explains what has happened to cause interest rates to plunge while underwriting has tightened.
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Local Food Is No Small Potatoes: Farmers Rake In Almost $5 Billion

More than half of the $5 billion in local food sales came not from farmers' markets but from restaurants and grocery stores, according to a government report. Those points of sale have attracted bigger farmers who might not bother with direct-to-consumer sales.

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