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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.
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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.
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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 ...

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Investing in Main Street

We explore ideas for shifting money from Wall Street to Main Street, and why it might also be a smart investment.

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Black Virginians Continue To Lag Far Behind Whites

Black Virginians continue to feel the lingering effects of institutional inequalities that mar the history of the Commonwealth, according to a new report.

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