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Housing Recovery At Various Stages Around The U.S.

Just as communities experienced the housing bubble differently, they feel varying degrees of recovery. In North Carolina, McMansions built for bankers are now in foreclosure. Rundown houses that once sold for $500,000 in East L.A. are now going for a fraction of that. And Washington, D.C., is again seeing bidding wars.
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Obama Bus Tour Rides Rough Political Terrain In N.C.

The president won the state by a narrow margin in 2008. His fall in support among independents in North Carolina means Obama now faces a struggle to stay competitive for 2012. His problem in the state is the same one he faces everywhere: unemployment.
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Housing Market Stuck Despite Low Prices, Rates

One reason for the continued gloom: It's too hard for many people to qualify for the low rates. But a new program the Obama administration is considering could help millions save an average of $2,000 a year through refinancing.
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Laurel Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Laurel Park celebrates 100 years of horse racing, but worries about its uncertain future due to competition from future slots machines.

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Betting On Food Prices May Sell The Hungry Short

Sunday is World Food Day, an event intended to increase awareness of problems with global hunger. This year, a lot of people don't have enough to eat, but the cause is not the shortage of food, it's the price.
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Jobs, Wealth And The Racial Gap

Economic disparities and race are closely aligned issues in America. Host Audie Cornish talks with Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer, who recently won a MacArthur genius grant for his research on the subject.
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A March For Jobs In Martin Luther King's Name

Emerging from the shadow of the Washington Monument, civil rights groups marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Saturday. The crowd rallied on the eve of the new memorial's dedication, calling for jobs and economic justice.

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