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UPDATED: On Manufacturing News, Dow Closes At Highest Level In Four Years

Strong-than-expected news about the factory sector has sent the Dow Jones industrial average up to a level not seen since the end of 2007.

As Portfolios Recover, More Workers Retire At 65

Many older baby boomers — those already 65 — are choosing to go ahead with retirement rather than wait. That's according to a study by MetLife, which says 45 percent of 65 year olds described themselves as "fully retired." Only 5 percent retired later than planned.

Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

Few people want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. No matter how good the nursing home, it may seem cold and impersonal — and very expensive. But making the choice to provide care yourself is fraught with financial risks and personal sacrifices.

N.H. To The Unemployed: Try An Unpaid Internship

Employers are wary of taking a gamble on new full-time employees. But New Hampshire is making the situation less risky — for companies, at least. A state program allows them to train people part time for six weeks without having to pay them.

Some Housing Markets Rebound, But Bargains Scarce

The real estate market has turned around in some parts of the U.S., but many buyers aren't seeing true bargains anymore. Investors are driving up prices, and inventory is low, especially for homes priced under $250,000. That's not great news for anyone hoping to buy an affordable house to live in.
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Depression Economics with Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, says the economic solutions our country needs are a lot simpler than the political ones ...