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Home Prices Tick Up, Housing Market Recovery May Be Strengthening

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed gains in nearly all major cities during April. While prices are still down from their boom-time highs, a recovery may be building.
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What's A Taxi Ride Worth? You Set The Price

Eric Hagen has gone from Wall Street to the streets of Burlington, Vt., and his one-man taxi service is accruing a flock of faithful customers. His Recession Ride Taxi puts riders in charge of deciding a fair fare.
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The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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No Energy Tax Relief In Sight In Montgomery County

A gloomy fiscal outlook in Montgomery County next year makes it appear to some on the county council that the county's energy tax is unlikely to be rolled back as originally planned.

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Struggling Dairy Farmers Find A 'Moo' Business Model

Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
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Worried By The Debt Crisis, Soccer Distracts Europe

Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
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European Leaders To Meet To Consider Eurozone Fix

When European Union leaders gather later this week, it will be their 19th summit since the Greek financial crisis began to undermine the euro. That was three years ago. After so many inconclusive summits, markets are anxious to see if leaders can finally agree on how to save the euro.

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