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High Demand Forces Food Pantry To Shut Its Doors

ACTS food pantry in Virginia had to temporarily close and stop giving out food to families in need because of an increase in demand for food. Melissa Block speaks with Rebecca McGee, ACTS Food Pantry director, about what ACTS is doing to still help families — and to get its shelves stocked to handle increased demand so that it can reopen.
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What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

It sounds ridiculous today. But not so long ago, the prospect of a debt-free U.S. was seen as a real possibility with the potential to upset the global financial system.
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European Leaders Deadlocked Over Rescue Fund

More demonstrations are being staged in Greece as the parliament votes on another round of stinging austerity measures. Wednesdays protests ended in vicious street battles between police and protesters. Meanwhile, European leaders are unable to agree on plans to stop the Greek debt crisis from spilling into the rest of the Eurozone.
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Home Heating Oil Prices Spike As Cold Weather Nears

The price of home heating oil is expected to hit an all-time high this winter. When the price of crude oil jumps, the price of home heating oil usually follows. In the last 12 months, the price of crude has shot up 40 percent.
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Frustration Over Jobs Unites 'Occupiers' In Boston

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have attracted all kinds of people and all kinds of causes. Walking around the protest site in downtown Boston, though, it doesn't take long to figure out many of the protesters have the same problem: They can't find jobs.
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How Are Business Impacted By Occupy Wall Street?

Depending on the business, vendors are either profiting or losing revenues due to the ongoing presence of protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. A look at the impact the protest is having on the neighborhood and local businesses.

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