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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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Occupy Wall Street Inspires Worldwide Protests

Taking a cue from the protests in New York, protesters across the globe took to the streets Saturday to demonstrate against what they say is corporate greed. The protests were largely peaceful, except in Rome, where there were running battles between black-hooded anarchists and the police.
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Report Reveals Big Wage Gap In Virginia

A decline in middle-income jobs has led to a big wage disparity between Virginia's top and lowest earners.

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The Unexpected Emerges From Ala. Immigration Law

Alabama has what many consider to be the strictest anti-immigration law in the country. Now that the law has been in effect for a few weeks, the state's residents are starting to see what some of the unintended consequences are. Andrew Yeager of member station WBHM reports from Birmingham.

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