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The Impossible Juggling Act: Motherhood And Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter left her position as the State Department's director of policy planning to spend more time with her children. Slaughter, now a Princeton professor, details what needs to change both in workplaces and in society to create equal opportunities for all working women.
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Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns; Suffered Seizure Earlier This Month

Just under two weeks after suffering a seizure that led to two car accidents within minutes of each other, John Bryson is stepping down.
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Jobless Claims Hold Steady; 387,000 Filed Last Week

They edged down by just 2,000 from the previous week.
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Spain Under Pressure To Finalize Bailout Deal

Spain is in line to get a European bailout of up to $125 billion for its banks. Audits due Thursday will show just how indebted Spanish banks are. But economic uncertainty has already sparked violence.
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Bidders Get Feisty Over Foreclosed Homes

The inventory of homes for sale in California is low, even in areas with high foreclosure rates. That's made any available home enticing to buyers. But with so few houses for sale, bidding wars have returned. In many cases, investors are squeezing out the families trying to buy.
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Fed Extends 'Operation Twist' — So What Is It?

Robert Siegel talks to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton on the Federal Reserve's renewal of the so-called "Operation Twist."

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